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Leon County Sheriff's office partners with NAACP for 'Wake Up Call' event

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 17:55:09-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff's Office wants to lower crime in the city, and now, they want to hear from the city's youth.

"Wake Up Call" was started last March after a series of shootings in Tallahassee.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says they want to hear from young people about their thoughts on how to lower violence in the city. LCSO is partnering with the NAACP for Monday's event.

Students from all over Leon County are invited to come out and participate.

"It gives them an opportunity to have a voice and I think that's extremely important to them and it's important to us because we need to know what they're thinking from their perspective as far as how to make our city better," said Audrey Smith with LCSO.

Parents are also invited to come out to hear what your teens have to say.