Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Class Teaches Students How To Protect Themselves.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

* A Pojaque High self-defense workshop tells teens what to do if they feel threatened

POJOAQUE Pojoaque High School students had the chance to talk their way out of an assault Thursday and, if necessary, fight their way out.

Not in reality, but in a self-defense workshop that was part of their health class.

The youngsters who participated in the workshops at times had trouble containing their giggles as mock assailants, wearing huge padded helmets and protective gear, approached them menacingly.

One girl had trouble containing her laughter as her assailant approached.

He told her, "That's a nice smile you've got there, honey. …

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