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These holiday weekends are more than three days away from the grind of work and school. Unfortunately, they are also a time where we see a lot of drinking and driving and drug related arrests.

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A community is mourning the loss of an 18-year-old student, who died earlier this week.

Students at Carmel High School observed a moment of silence for student Michael Kastle. According to authorities, the Kent, NY teen may have died of a prescription drug overdose.

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Two friends had brought him to the emergency room in an unresponsive state, and the LoHud.com news site indicated that investigators were looking at the possibility that Xanax was involved. Investigators are believe that Kastle may have “exhibited signs indicating that he might have taken an excessive dose.”

Kastle’s friends took the boy to the hospital around 9:30 a.m. after they were unable to wake him from his sleep.

Police stressed that any conclusive findings must await toxicology results.

Sheriff Donald Smith called Kastle’s death a “terrible tragedy for the entire community.”

Carmel High School students returned from spring break Tuesday to a moment of silence and brief announcement about Kastle’s death.

Kastle’s obituary also appeared in the Lohud.com:

Michael Walter Kastle, of Carmel, NY, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 a the age of 18. Mike was born on April 1, 1994 in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He lived in Mahopac for six years and in Carmel for the remainder of his life. Mike loved dirt bike riding, cars, and his dog, Buddy. he had a passion and aptitude for mechanics, aspiring to be an auto mechanic after graduating from high school in June. A young man with a big heart, he will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Mike is survived by his parents, Barbara and Matt Kastle of Carmel and Mahopac, NY, respectively; his brother, Jeff, also of Carmel; Aunt Rhona and cousins, Nathan and Libby Kastle of San Jose, CA; Aunt Suzy Bone of Stamford, CT; Uncle Jim Bone of Altamont, NY; and Aunt Peg, Uncle Tom, and cousins, Sarah and David Bone of Guilderland, NY.

Visitation will be held at Balsamo-Cordovano Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Carmel, NY 10512. Phone: (845) 225-2144, on Wednesday, April 10 from 5-8pm. Online condolences may be offered in the Book of Memories at www.BalsamoCordovanoFuneralHome.com.

This is a tragic loss for his family and the community.

Kids have access to drugs.

Sometimes they go seeking them. Sometimes they accidentally find them. Sometimes they become drug users just by being in the room.

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In Connecticut, a kindergarten student had a most unique set of items for show and tell when he came to school on Monday; heroin.

The boy wore his step-father’s jacket to school, and unknowingly was transporting 50 bags of heroin.

When he brought them out for show and tell, the teacher phoned the principal, who then phoned authorities.

When the 35-year-old Santos Roman showed up to retrieve the jacket and the heroin inside, police were waiting for him.

State services are caring for the boy until other relatives are located.

These sorts of stories are not rare. They happen more than people thing. Kids find substances and bring them to school. We’ve seen marijuana, cocaine, pills, and heroin brought to school by an innocent child.

These parents are surely setting bad examples for their kids.

There is no word on whether or not the kid had any drugs in his system. That certainly was not reporter by local media outlets in Bridgeport.

This story comes on the heels of a Las Cruces, New Mexico couple arrested after their children tested positive for cocaine.

Eric Lee Estrada, 30, and Stacey Carreras, 26, face four countes of negligent child abuse.

Apparently the couple was smoking cocaine and possibly doing so in the presence of their children.