Headland Middle School Students Enjoy GREAT Friday

HEADLAND, AL -- Police say gangs are a issue in the Wiregrass but one school is trying to make sure their students are not involved in any illegal activity.

Friday morning, Headland Middle School had the Gang Resistance and Education Training or G.R.E.A.T. Graduation.

Hundreds of 6th and 8th graders completed the program.

Students learned the how to avoid being peer pressured into doing something they were unconfortable doing.

"One really imporant fact that I learned is there are many steps to say no and I learned that you can walk away from the situtation really easily and if they are are trying to pressure into drugs and pressure you into gangs they are not true friends and they don't really need to be in your life," said Caitlin Wright an 8th grader from Headland Middle School.

The Headland Police Department has been doing the program for 6 years.


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