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Gang resistance plan for students approved

By Times Staff Writer
Published July 28, 2005

BROOKSVILLE - Hernando County commissioners Tuesday approved a Sheriff's Office plan to provide gang resistance education to middle school-aged students.

The law enforcement agency will use a $76,000 federal grant to create a gang education specialist. The educator, a sworn officer, also will teach drug prevention at the county's four middle schools and the new Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. Sheriff's officials have noted "sporadic indications of loosely organized gangs or wanna-bes" in the county over the past year but have said they have not seen any significant rise in confirmed gang activity.

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