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Werkema presents OK 2 SAY to LLW students


November 9, 2017

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

HARRY WERKEMA, of the state Department of Justice talks to students at Luther L. Wright K-12 School about the OK 2 SAY program that helps teens report unsafe behaviors and situations, as well as thoughts of suicide. The goal of the program is to reduce violence.


IRONWOOD - If 25 years as a police officer in the downstate communities of Holland and Wyoming; and 14 more as an officer in nearby Wayland Schools taught Harry Werkema anything, it's how much the world has changed, and not always for the better.

As part of a talk about preventing violence, Werkema told an assembly of Luther L. Wright middle and high school students they need to speak up - and further more, change the way they "think, talk and pay attention" to the world around them.

Werkema's visit was part of a state Department of Justice in...

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