Thursday, February 27, 2014

Seattle students attend school under the influence at rates higher than county & state averages

The percent of Seattle high school students who report being drunk or high at school within the last 12 months is significantly higher than the rate in King County according to a report from Seattle & King County Public Health.

While Seattle high school students report bullying and obesity at rates lower than the King County average, they report using alcohol and marijuana at rates higher than average.  In 2012, about a quarter of  NE Seattle high school seniors reported attending school under the influence within the last year (Healthy Youth Survey).  High schools administrators report that this year they have noticed an increase in the number of students who come to school high.

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