Methuen Schools Conclude Red Ribbon Week

The entry to Mrs. Max's Class at the Marsh School.

Methuen Public Schools Friday cap off a week of awareness in a program to symbolize commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

The event known as National Red Ribbon Week began last Thursday in the Methuen schools in conjunction with the Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) program and the Methuen Police Department. Displays at the schools range from windows filled with red ribbons at the Timony School, to messages displayed in halls at others. Methuen High students attended an assembly featuring a speaker's own experiences from drug addiction, to incarceration, to recovery and giving back to the community.

“Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985,”said Methuen police