Radford students preach "Not Even Once" anti-meth message

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Students at Radford High School in Honolulu lined Salt Lake Boulevard with representatives from the Hawaii Meth Project after school on Friday to deliver an anti-drug message to their community: "Not Even Once."

The rally was part of a series of Meth Awareness Day events designed to educate students around the nation about the dangers of crystal methamphetamine use. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives says that more than 70% of all drug cases in Hawaii are meth-related.

"I think it's really important to have things like this so that everyone can see that staying drug free is really important if you want to be successful in life," said Nicole Romano, a senior at Radford.

The Hawaii Meth Project hopes to involve more schools around the state.

"We're fortunate to work with the Radford peer-education class," said Colby Takeda. "There are peer education programs throughout the state of Hawaii, and this one at Radford is very active and willing to work with us. We're really fortunate to get them out here and get lots of participation, lots of spirit."

The school also hosted an anti-drug rally during lunch.

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