Red Ribbon Week

October 25, 2010 by USA Post 

Red Ribbon Week, Approximately 300 elementary schools, students in middle and high schools all gathering for one reason: to reduce the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

“You can lose a lot if you start taking drugs”, sixth grader Kenna said Preston.

“That means we’re trying to save people from being killed by drugs,” the fourth grader Brian Munn said.

This is a message we have heard hundreds of times: just say no. But teachers and administrators said the children need to know why they say no.

“We are very honest with what is really happening to the extent that the effects of drugs and alcohol. Not only no, say no because it’s bad. The sooner you have a good answer to divert the situation the easier it is for children. And if we start young, so they are somewhat more receptive to warnings, “the school of St. Boniface Councillor Kristine Maier said.

The breakfast was sponsored by the Coalition for Drug-Free Tippecanoe County. Sheriff Tracy Brown has hosted the breakfast. Children can also hear speakers such as men’s basketball coach at Purdue, Matt Painter.

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