Middle School Students Take a Stand Against Drugs

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Hundreds of area middle schoolers took a stand against drugs Friday.

Friday morning the Tallahassee Urban League hosted an anti-drug rally at Florida A&M University.

The program featured a host of speakers including members of law enforcement. The goal was to remind youth that there's nothing cool about drugs.

"Many of us tend to do what our friends think, taking drugs or doing drugs with our friends to blend in," says Deerlake Middle School student Jelexia Washington.

"We have not completely overcome, but to have a focus of not having drugs, and not doing drugs, I think that is an integral part of us continuing to strive to be equal and free," says Deerlake math teacher Denise Williams.

Six area middle schools took part in Friday's rally.