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Students join for peace walk at Turner Job Corps

Students at Turner Job Corps joined together for peace (Source: WALB) Students at Turner Job Corps joined together for peace (Source: WALB)
Beth Brown (Source: WALB) Beth Brown (Source: WALB)
Sheniqa Johnson (Source: WALB) Sheniqa Johnson (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

More than 200 students walked the streets of Turner Job Corps this afternoon. In the heat of the sun, they danced to music, shared laughs and of enjoyed some barbecue.

It was their way of celebrating the international day of peace. Organizer Beth Brown was proud of the participation.

"It's all voluntary," said Brown. "They don't have to walk but as you can see when you pulled in, there were hundreds."

The message of peace wasn't just about violence. The leaders also taught the group of 16-24 year olds about the dangers of bullying.

"How to recognize a bully and what the steps are to prevent bullying and we work on that on a regular basis," said Brown.

Brown admits the peace walk came at a good time. Students and law enforcement marched cohesively less than 24 hours removed from officer involved shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma that left two civilians dead.

Fire Inspector Sheniqa Johnson said these incidents haven't plagued Albany because of community relations.

"When they need us we're there," stated Johnson. "If we can help them we're always there to help, and anything we can do for the community we'll do it."

"We are part of the community," said Brown. "We live here, we work here, we study here and we volunteer here."

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