Last updated: March 20th, 2024

With the increase in deaths in Seattle and King County from the deadly opioid fentanyl, Bellevue School District is providing information and resources to families and taking action to protect and educate students.

Things to Know:

  • Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid most commonly prescribed to treat severe pain, such as advanced cancer pain.
  • It is many times more powerful than other opioids.
  • Most cases of recent fentanyl-related overdoses are due to illegally made fentanyl being used for non-medical reasons.
  • Law enforcement agencies throughout the Puget Sound region, including the Bellevue Police Department, have found fake prescription drugs laced with fentanyl.
  • The drugs look like traditional prescription drugs and you can’t tell if there is fentanyl in them by looking at them.
  • You should only take medications prescribed to you by your healthcare provider and given to you by your pharmacist

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The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.