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Washington District Elementary Students Observe Red Ribbon Week

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Students at Washington District Elementary School in Upshur County observed Red Ribbon Week with a special visitor.

Former WVU basketball player and now Wesleyan Basketball Coach Pat Beilien talked to the kids about staying drug free.

Beilien said it was important to let students hear from someone other than their parents about the dangers of drug use.

He said talking to them early hopefully will help it stay with them when they get older.

"If you're making bad decisions off, out of school in school you're going to get in trouble, and I preach that to my players all the time," Beilien said. "We're creatures of habit so if consistently do good things, and stay away from that type drugs and alcohol, then you'll be very successful."

Upshur County schools will observe Red Ribbon Week with a variety of themed activities.