High school girls invent an ingenious straw that detects date rape drugs.

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High school girls invent an ingenious straw that detects date rape drugs.

Date rape is a very serious issue that many women face, particularly with the rise of drugs that can render someone unconscious and unable to function — or fight off an attacker.

Three high school girls — Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello and Caroline Baigorri — devised an ingenuous way to tackle the problem. The three Miami-based students at Gulliver Prepatory School created a straw that, when placed into a drink, can reveal if it’s drugged with date rape drugs like ‘roofies,’ GHB or ketamine.

The three created the straw as part of their entrepreneurship class in school. “Being young women, I feel like this is a problem that we hear about a lot, especially when we came to high school,” Carolina told Inside Edition.

The trio are aware that date rapes are a high percentage of rape cases, usually taking place among college students. Young women from age 16-24 are most targeted segment of people.

The girls are in the middle of getting a patent that will let them sell and market their product, and are looking to crowd-fund their fledgling company.

See the amazing girls’ ingenuity below, and imagine how it can be part of a larger solution to end a long-standing problem…






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