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Hank Nuwer: Keynote Speaker on Hazing at Georgia Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 12, 2012
United States Attorney Michael J. Moore for the Middle District of Georgia, GEMA/Homeland Security Director Charley English, and Dr. Garry McGiboney with the Georgia Department of Education announce that their agencies have joined forces to present the Third Annual “Safety in Our Schools Conference”.  The conference will be held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia, July 17-19, 2012.Educators, School Resource Officers, Local Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Responders will have an opportunity to receive fourteen hours of training during the two and a half day conference.  Topics will include: Drug Endangered Children, Safety and Security at Athletic Events, Bullying, Hazing, Cyber Safety, Cell Phone Search and Seizure, Georgia Gang Update, School Crisis Prevention and Intervention, Bus Safety Issues, Bomb Threat Management, and Youth Dating Violence.

United States Attorney Moore stated that, “When parents send their children to school each morning, they want to know that we all have done everything in our power to make sure that they come home safely at the end of the day.  This training allows us to focus on the things that our combined efforts – as law enforcement, educators, and first responders – can do to make sure that our children have a safe place to learn.”

The media is welcome to attend.  For additional information, contact Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, at (478) 621-2602 or Law Enforcement Coordination Specialist Pamela Lightsey at (478) 731-1824.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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