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Artwork tackles teen dating violence

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PEARL, MS (WLBT) - Students at Pearl High School put their most creative foot forward Wednesday in a special art contest for a good cause.  It was sponsored by the Mississippi Attorney General's office, as part of the AG's campaign against teen dating violence.

Students were competing to design a slogan for the initiative. Attorney General Jim Hood joined local artists to judge the students' work.

"One statistic that just astounds me is that 73 percent of little boys who see their fathers beat their mothers will do the same thing," Hood said. "It's a cycle that we must do something about.  Mississippi is number two, worst in the nation."

February marks teen dating awareness month.

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