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The Webster Patriot

WEBSTER – Since the beginning of the school year, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has been on a mission presenting his Face2Face drug and alcohol prevention and education program twice a week to Middle School and High School students from across the region. In his commitment to personally bring this message to every school district in his jurisdiction, the sheriff has already met with over 15,000 school kids from every corner of Worcester County. On Tuesday he paid a very special visit to Bartlett Jr./Sr. High School to meet with over 200 students in the 9th & 10th grades. The Sheriff’s Face2Face system uses cutting edge technology and special computer software to simulate the shocking effects substance abuse can have on a person’s appearance over time. Students at Bartlett Jr./Sr. High School were able to see, firsthand, the potentially devastating impacts that drug use can have on their very own classmates.

“We would like to thank Sheriff Evangelidis for coming to Webster today and visiting with our students at Bartlett Jr./Sr. High School to present the Face2Face drug and alcohol prevention program. The Sheriff’s Face2Face message was extremely informative and sent a strong message to our teens about the dangers and serious consequences of drug and alcohol use. Our department is looking forward to having the Sheriff visit our schools in Webster every year with the Face2Face Program,” said Webster Chief of Police Timothy Bent.