Teens talk drugs, crime

The negative impact drugs, alcohol,
and crime have on a teenagers life was the focus of a youth assembly on the
George Hicks Campus.

About 26 teenagers from public and
private schools took part in the special presentation conducted by RCIPS Chief
Inspector Angelique Howell last Thursday.

The goal of the event was to make
students more aware why young people turn to drugs, and alcohol to solve their
troubles, the domino effect those decisions can have, and how students can spot
signs that their friends or classmates may be in trouble.

Once the presentation was over the
students had a chance to speak their minds.

“The young people who attended
engaged in what can be described as very lively and interactive discussion. The
young people really appreciated the information we gave them and you could see
that they were really putting a lot of thought into the issues”, said Chief
Inspector Howell.

She went onto say that most of the
students until the meeting were unaware of the role the RCIPS played in their
community and the efforts that were being made to fight crime in their
neighbourhoods.

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