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Students too GREAT for drugs

May 19, 2006

Albany - - Weeks of learning about the dangers of drugs and gangs payed off for students at Lee County Middle School today.

6th grade students in the GREAT Program, that's Gang Resistance Education and Training, held their graduation today. Lee County Police Officer Henry Duncan started the program at Lee Middle this school year. He says it helped the students see police officers in a new light.

"Often kids see us as taking someone to jail unfortunately, but I remind them all the time that I'm here to protect and serve also. Not just to take someone to jail, but to help them out."

The GREAT Program began nationally in 1991. About 75 Lee Middle students graduated today.

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