Celia O’Connor-Weaver, principal at Hawthorne Elementary School in Everett, stands in a row of teachers and staff giving high-fives to graduating fifth-graders at a ceremony at the school in June.  (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
Celia O'Connor-Weaver, principal at Hawthorne Elementary School in Everett, stands in a row of teachers and staff giving high-fives to graduating fifth-graders at a ceremony at the school in June. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
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'They’re worried about their parents': Schools are on the front lines of the opioid crisis

The nation’s opiate addiction crisis draws attention but less visible are the effects on addicts’ children, in school. Across the Puget Sound region, these kids are reeling, and their life outcomes are often dire. But schools could offer hope to stem a looming social crisis. Updated

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