Students Create ‘Bad Batch’ App To Warn When Deadly Heroin Mixes Hit The Streets

The Daily Caller | 7/19/2017 | Staff
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A group of high school students recently launched an app that warns the public when a particularly strong or deadly mix of heroin hits the streets.

The app, called Bad Batch, was created and is maintained by students in a coding program at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore, MD. Bad Batch, which the students compare to the Amber Alert system, sends a text message alert to subscribers when a fatal batch of heroin starts to circle in Baltimore by using overdose data from local law enforcement and EMS teams, reports FOX Baltimore.

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Students in a program called Code in the Schools, a non-profit created by Michael and Gretchen LeGrand, began constructing the app in October to help address the addiction crisis, which is running rampant in Baltimore and greater Maryland.

“On Saturdays, I come here for three hours to work on Bad Batch,” 19-year-old Kenneth Williams told FOX Baltimore.

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Alerts have already started and the students hope the app will catch on and take off in other cities hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Bad batches of heroin will randomly pop up in communities throughout the U.S., sparking mass overdoses...
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