TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS: Mayor advises students of healthy relationships

COLUMBIA CITY — To commemorate February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation to students at Columbia City High School Tuesday.Whitley County’s Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) spearheaded the event and joined with other local organizations such as the Columbia City Police Department, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Leadership Whitley County Youth and Columbia City Youth Council to impress on high school students the seriousness of dating violence.To further instill the idea that violence is not acceptable in relationships, the WCDVTF is sponsoring a special dramatic presentation entitled, “The Outrage.”In this play, students from all three county high schools will come together to present various scenes depicting different dating scenarios. “‘The Outrage’ will give teens a chance to see how to react to violence, and more importantly, will show friends how to help each other should they witness violence going on in someone else’s relationship,” said Natalie Lewis, one of WCDVTF’s leaders.“The Outrage” will be presented to CCHS students March 12, and Indian Springs Middle School eighth-grade students will have a chance to see the performance March 13.For a more in-depth look at this story, see the Feb. 13 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.