It may have come as a surprise to our readers that the Washington School District has identified 26 homeless students. That number is expected to climb as the school year continues.
In past school years, district officials have identified as many as 73 homeless students. Franklin County law enforcement officers wouldn’t be among those who are surprised at that number. They deal with domestic problems every day, many involving children. Homeless children will be found in most public school districts in this era of broken families, and other conditions that lead to throwaway children.
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