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Benson JROTC holds annual domestic violence walk

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Students took a stand against domestic violence at Benson High School Friday afternoon

The Junior ROTC squad at Benson had its annual domestic violence walk.

It was in in memory of a student that was killed back in 2012 during a domestic incident.

Dozens of students joined in the one-mile walk around the school track.

The hope for this year’s theme of “Stop the violence. End the silence.” is that it will start a conversation about domestic violence and not make it a taboo subject to bring up if someone needs help.

"If this is something that's happening to them or to a friend, I want them to be comfortable speaking about it rather than saying a statistic and not doing anything about it," Marian Vinderslee said.

Many Benson students also signed pledges against domestic violence.

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