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Balloons launched with drug-free pledges

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Balloons were flying through the airMonday morning with positive messages for the children of Region 8.

It's part of Red Ribbon Week at Nettleton Schools.

More than 100 Junior and Senior High School studentsreleased red balloons from the 50-yard-line at the football field. Attached tothe balloons were drug-free pledges from the students.

Messages the studentshoped which someone to encourage them. "I think it's agood idea to help students be aware of the drugs and how it can harm you inyour life and the people around you," said eighth-grader, Anna King.

11th-grader Clarissa Nicholson agrees. "I think it would influence them to make the right choices and makethe right decisions other than following the crowd and not making the rightdecision."

The school has severalmore Red Ribbon Week events planned including a Ghost Off and a mock crash.

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