- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Portland legislators want Gov. Paul LePage to apologize for falsely claiming that a Deering High School student repeatedly overdosed and went to class after being revived with the drug naloxone.

LePage told the story while criticizing a bill to allow access to naloxone without a prescription. The Republican says such legislation should require rehab for people revived with naloxone. Legislators last month overrode LePage’s veto of the bill.

School leaders deny the story. In a statement, Democratic Rep. Erik Jorgensen said: “It’s another example of ‘Ready, Fire, Aim.’”

LePage defended the story Monday and said he may ask U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate whether schools are reporting overdoses. His office claims emergency medical providers in 2015 administered 107 Narcan shots to 18- to 24-year-olds and nine to minors.

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