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Students DARE to say no
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Warren County Middle School sixth-graders are being taught to say no to drugs.Half of the school’s sixth-grade students have completed their DARE class and those who wrote the best essays explaining what they learned were honored with medals and stuffed animals on Friday.DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The program was founded in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department. DARE is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children in grades K-12 how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug- and violence-free lives.Students who enter the program sign a pledge to say no to drugs and alcohol.WCMS school resource officer Brad Hennessee has taught DARE since 2006.