Albany Middle wants students to get high on life

Aldean Simmons

Some local students learn how to be drug free and high on life.

Red Ribbon week continues at Albany Middle School.

The students decorate trees downtown with red ribbons and design posters to demonstrate their commitment to staying drug free.

School officials say it's important to teach children about the dangers of drugs when they're young and impressionable.

"If they're not reached before they make a decision and given the consequences of what happens to them as a result of partaking in drugs, then they will be lost for a lifetime," said Aldean Simmons, a counselor at Albany Middle.

Students are also warned that bullying can play a large role in a person's decision to use drugs.