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Red Ribbon week concludes with pep rally

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –There is a downside to using drugs and abusing alcohol. And that is the side that a lot of us don't see. But that's the hospital, the jails, the funeral home. So we try to get that message out in a positive way."

Teachers and counselors agree say kids listen when community leaders explain the dangers of drugs.

Northside students also signed pledges to say no to drugs and alcohol.

Red Ribbon week wrapped up in Dougherty County schools Friday with pep rallies.

The Sheriff joined students at Northside Elementary School to fight drug and alcohol use.

Hundreds of students from kindergarten to fifth grade cheered during their spirit day pep rally.

Sheriff Kevin Sproul spoke to them about the dangers of substance abuse.  "There is a downside to using drugs and abusing alcohol. And that is the side that a lot of us don't see. But that's the hospital, the jails, the funeral home. So we try to get that message out in a positive way, "said Sproul.

Teachers and counselors agree say kids listen when community leaders explain the dangers of drugs.

Northside students also signed pledges to say no to drugs and alcohol.

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