Students at Holy Family get a lesson that could help save their lives

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Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – Students at Holy Family were given a lesson in fighting for their lives today in case they're ever in a situation where they feel threatened.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office community outreach deputy Chad Williams talked to the younger students about safety around strangers.

He also talked to older students about important issues surrounding teen safety. Regardless of their age he says kids shouldn't worry about being young or small, if they ever feel threatened, they need to fight to get away if they're approached when they're alone.

"If you just try to fight back the chances are you can get away. I actually didn't think that before today. I always thought if I was getting kidnapped or abducted that, that would just be it," says Lauren Quintana, an 8th grade student at Holy Family.

Students also learned to pay attention and be aware of their surroundings. Deputy Williams told them they have a lot to live for and should fight for it.

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