Sean Costello drops off his son, Keinen LaRose who heads into Weston High School near the Arlington Municipal Airport on Thursday in Arlington. LaRose has near perfect attendance at Weston, something he didn’t have when he was attending Arlington High. There, he often waited for his father to leave and then went back home. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Sean Costello drops off his son, Keinen LaRose who heads into Weston High School near the Arlington Municipal Airport on Thursday in Arlington. LaRose has near perfect attendance at Weston, something he didn’t have when he was attending Arlington High. There, he often waited for his father to leave and then went back home. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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