Fight illegal drugs for the community

You just found out that your son or daughter was dealing/doing drugs. Your natural instinct would be to ground them, but would that really do them justice?

You, as a person of this community, could be doing so much more. Drugs have been such a big impact on our generation, it’s ridiculous. I think that if we really tried, we could get some of the dealing off the streets.

I think drugs are the main causes of fights, murders, etc. If we, as a community, could do more, I think we could make it happen. As a teenager of this city, I’ve seen a lot more negative actions than I should have, only being 15.

I’m sure most people would agree that the use of illegal drugs is a very dangerous issue and could really do harm to our community. Let’s all work together and get Altoona back to what it used to be.

Mackenzie Shuke, 15