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By Teresa Clyne

Time to understand what it really means


To the Editor:

While some may recognize that Feb. 9 is a day for wearing orange to show your awareness of teen dating violence as a real issue and to support teens in our community, not everyone may understand what the issues are.

Last year The Sentinel ran an article entitled, “Teen Dating Violence—the Quiet Crime.” While it is true that particular crime is quiet for the most part, it can also become loud enough and visible enough that law enforcement has to get involved, and it goes to court. Then it is made public, and it is no longer swept under the rug, no longer quiet. Teen dating violence is as serious as domestic violence and sexual assault, and it certainly has all the comp...

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