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Students rally against drug abuse

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A rally against drug use was held in downtown Jonesboro Tuesday.

Over six hundred students and sponsors from schools all over Region 8 marched from the intersection of Cate and Main Street to the Craighead County Courthouse. They hoped to raise awareness of the drug problem in the Northeast Arkansas area.

"It shows unity. They can go back in their schools. They can show the others kids in their school that might not be in the "Out of the Dark" chapter that we have fun and we're doing it without drugs or alcohol or anything else," said Jean Strauser, who is the President of "Out of the Dark."

This is the first year to hold the event.

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