Graduating Seniors Learn Self-Defense

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Graduating senior girls learned a life lesson today as they prepare to begin their adult lives.

In just a few weeks dozens of high school seniors will start a new journey.

To help prepare them, the Potter County Sheriff’s Office put on the Bye Bye Boot-camp.

“Unfortunately there are some things in the world now that we didn’t have years ago and this we are hoping will help teach them something and they have outlets to help them in case they fall victim to something,” said Deputy Randy Tinsley, with the Potter County Sheriff’s Office.

Emily Jennings, a senior at Bushland is getting ready to go to Wayland University for wrestling.

She says learning some of the tactics makes her feel better about heading off to college.

“Girls getting attacked and stuff on college campuses are really bad and a lot of them don’t know how to defend themselves or they are really small and can’t defend themselves so it’s really good that everyone is learning what to do,” said Jennings.

“We’re seeing a lot of things, anything from never throwing a punch before to never making a fist properly,” added Tinsley.

The seniors will also learn about situational awareness and always checking their surroundings.

“So many things,  so many different situations that you can find yourself in that you are not prepared for but even if you are not prepared for different situations, you know how to get out of them,” said Jennings.

This is the fourth year the sheriff’s office has put on a boot-camp.

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