High School Baseball Player Dies After Apparent Fentanyl Overdose

Fox 11 Los Angeles

17 Year Old High School Athlete Dead from Fentanyl

Classmates are mourning the death of a promising Woodland Hills student-athlete, who died of fentanyl poisoning last week.

El Camino Charter High School baseball player Cade Kitchen is being remembered as a kind, easygoing 17-year-old who was dedicated to his team. Even students that didn't know him personally are devastated by the news, and cannot believe that the fentanyl crisis hit their community.

Parents are increasingly concerned.

"It's heartbreaking for the family. It's heartbreaking for the students, it's a wake-up call," said Dean Messerman, whose son is a junior at the school.

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