Our school district was plagued with tragedy back in seventh grade. I was still in middle school, and a person in my grade stopped attending classes one day. Little did I know, he had actually died of a heroin overdose. Before this, I had never even heard of heroin. At the age of 12, I had no need to know what that was or why people used it After that, it became the talk of my small community. A life was lost, but now everyone was well aware of the risks involved. Ever since then, there haven't been any drug-related deaths near where I live, and I hope that continues. The thought of a student dying at such a young age from drugs is absolutely horrible.