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"Reality Check" For Troubled Mid-State Teens

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold hopes a “Reality Check” will keep trouble mid-state teens out of jail.

Beginning in February, at-risk students 12 to 17 years of age will be taken on tours of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and shown a video describing an inmate’s daily routine.

Sargent Bob Weeks says the teens will also hear a lecture from inmates serving time there.

“This is where these inmates started out, as young people just as these guys are, and this is where they’ve ended up due to making some poor choices. And hopefully these young people can learn from somebody else’s mistakes.”

Students will be referred to the program by Youth Services and county School Resources Officers. Parents can also sign their children up to attend.

You’ll find contact information for Sgt. Weeks on the news page at WMOT.org.

Sgt. Bob Weeks can be reached at bweeks@rcsotn.org or 904-3066.