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Enough is Enough: Fayetteville Responds to Recent Teen Murders

Posted December 12, 2000

— Violence has claimed the lives of two Fayetteville teenagers in a matter of weeks. Parents and students say they are ready to take action.

18-year-oldSherman Hollidayand 16-year-oldJason Lowrywere both shot and killed within days of each other.

Community leaders, teachers, students and parents decided to convene a town meeting this week to discuss teen violence.

Dr. Robin Jenkins, the executive director of Communicare, says that while the discussion is a positive step, it is only a step.

"Having a single meeting won't solve the problem," he says. "But it will do a lot toward saying we're a committed community."


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