With schools being back in session for another productive and educational year, it is a good time to talk safety and prevention.

Just a few weeks ago I wrote an article about the basic back-to-school safety precautions such as school bus safety awareness and pedestrian safety awareness. This time, my message is focused directly at our students and the challenges they may face in making good decisions in the midst of sometimes overwhelming peer pressure.
When we consider the population of our combined school districts when in session, they constitute communities unto themselves in regard to sheer numbers as well as the diversity and dynamics of those “school communities,”

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