EpiPens Now Required In Michigan Public Schools

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Governor Rick Snyder signed a law requiring every public school in Michigan to have an EpiPen ready in case a student has an allergic reaction.  

Schools will need to have two pens starting in the 2014-2015 academic year, and at least two staff members who are trained to use them.  

Students can die if they don't get a dose of epinephrine to stop reactions to peanuts, bee stings and latex.  

Almost one in every 13 children has a food allergy.