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Students learn meth is a big mistake

Monday, March 28, 2005

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With a judgment of guilty from the crowd, the two bad boys, Tyler Hutcheson and Derek Latham, get creamed by the strong arm of the law with a little help from Clay City High School SADD members T.L. Roeschlein and Stesanie Dyar.

Also pictured: Handcuffed NHS SADD member Lynlee Baysinger, Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger, Judge Blain Akers, ISP Trooper Chris Carter and Sheriff Mike Heaton.



It was an eye opening experience for the Clay Community School Corporation's 4th and 5th grade students attending the meth education program A Meth-Stake at Northview High School on Wednesday.

"We want to open your eyes to the dangers of meth," Judge Blaine Akers told the students. "Meth is very, very dangerous."

More than 650 students were educated about the horrors of methamphetimine drug use and production upon society and the enviroment through the use of a power point presentation, several skits, and fun educational talks by members of several law enforcement agencies and members of the Students Aagainst Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapters at both Northview and Clay City High Schools.

"Meth is a serious problem for everyone," Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger said. "Using meth is wrong and the people who use meth and cook it need to know that we are coming to get them."

The program, sponsored by the Local Coordinated Drug-free Indiana Council, which is part of the governor's physical fitness program, was funded through the Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant.

"You guys are the future. You're the next teachers, doctors, lawyers and police officers, positions in the community that are well respected," CCHS senior and SADD member T.L. Roeschlein summed up the days events to the crowd of students. "The decisions you make now are some of the most important of your whole lifetime. Don't let meth take your self-respect."

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