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Teen Dating Violence A Big Problem in Amarillo

Sam Herring, Assistant Principal, River Road Middle School Sam Herring, Assistant Principal, River Road Middle School

It is apparently such a huge problem that Texas Governor Rick Perry requires every school district to enact a prevention plan.

We are talking about teenagers in abusive relationships. Monday kicks off teen dating violence awareness and prevention week.

Nationwide, one in eleven teenagers says he or she has experienced abuse from a dating partner. In Texas and Amarillo, that number jumps to one in four.

The River Road School District is getting the word out about Governor Perry's prevention plan with poster contests and assemblies to teach students the warning signs and how to get out of unhealthy relationships.

And one outlet the school recommends is a hotline, 1-800-98-youth.

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