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"See Something, Say Something" message presented at school

At least 500 bracelets with the words "See Something, Say Something" were given to students at Greene County Tech Wednesday. (Source: KAIT-TV) At least 500 bracelets with the words "See Something, Say Something" were given to students at Greene County Tech Wednesday. (Source: KAIT-TV)
PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

A group spent Wednesday talking with students and handing out bracelets, seeking to let students know that it is important not to be afraid to let someone know if something is wrong. 

The Pay It Forward Paragould group gave out 500 bracelets with the words "See Something, Say Something" written on it. The event was held one month to the day after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. 

On Wednesday, Dustin Rumsey, an official with the group, said presenting the bracelets to students at Greene County Tech provided an opportunity to build the lines of communication. 

"You know, if you can arm schools with knowledge, hopefully that will be a proactive measure to stop some of this stuff - I can't write laws but what we can do is get these kids' boots on the ground and helping each other out," Rumsey said. 

The bracelets will also be given to 500 Paragould students after Spring Break, Rumsey said. 

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