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March 22, 2008

Albany -- A Dougherty County Sheriff candidate met with people Saturday to discuss school violence.

Kirk Smith put on a town hall meeting at White's Seafood where he addressed an incident between two Monroe High School students.

Earlier this week...one pulled a box cutter on the other at a school bus stop.

"The child basically took a knife to school. And we just want people to know that this is the reality. If we don't do something about it as a community, its going to get worse and worse as time goes on," said Smith.

Smith hopes to get the families of both teens together to discuss the incident. He also wants to make sure more rules are in place to make sure teens continue to be safe in schools.

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