SAMMAMISH, Wash. — A Skyline High School football player died of a drug overdose on Sunday, officials said.
He's the second junior from the school to die of the same overdose in less than two months.
Detectives are investigating if the opiates taken by the teens contained fentanyl, a drug considered by experts to be 30 to 50 times stronger than pure heroin.
Tuesday night, Skyline's football team came onto the field during a girls' soccer game for a moment of silence to honor the victims: Lucas Beirer and Tom Beatty.
Parent Meg Barlament helped organize the special recognition but said "the Skyline women's soccer team and ASB did ll the work and got all the kids there."
"One of the victims is a football player, so to have the team lined up down there during the moment of silence just makes it that much more special," she said.
Parents want answers about the drug that's killing students.
"It's being laced with fentanyl and these kids, they're dying," Barlament said. "And the ones that make it to the hospital and aren't dying? It's just going to happen again."
The Issaquah School District says opiate abuse is a crisis in the Sammamish community and released this statement:
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