“Drugs Kill Dreams” – A message to Arnold Elementary Students


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Arnold, Pa. – Hundreds of students attended an assembly Friday morning at the Roy A. Hunt elementary school in Arnold to learn how “Drugs Kill Dreams”; a presentation by District Judge Gary Decomo of Ford City.


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The students watched a video depicting real life stories of how drugs can ruin a person’s life and how to prevent themselves from becoming involved in drugs and alcohol. The video featured members of the Steelers football team warning students to stay away from the evils of drugs and what to do when faced with real life decisions.

Judge DeComo told AKVNEWS.COM he’d like to see the slogan “Drugs Kill Dreams” become a national slogan and has been trying to get Federal and State agencies to adopt the message and utilize the slogan to help prevent alcohol and drug abuse nationwide.


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Also in attendance was District Magistrate Frank Pallone Jr., Arnold Mayor Karen Peconi, Arnold Police Chief Eric Doutt, New Kensington Law Enforcement Officer Joe Locke and John Pallone – New Kensington School District Superintendent.

The school district is in the process of restarting the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program that has been idle for 6 years said Arnold Police Chief Eric Doutt. The objective of DARE is for law enforcement to build positive relationships with police officers and to learn how to say NO to drugs.


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