Guest Speaker at HTH

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Special guest speaker Howard Robertson, a retired warden from Rikers Island, spoke with sixth- through eighth-grade students at Howard T. Herber Middle School about his experiences living in Jamaica, Queens and as a warden. He endured great hardships growing up, including the murder of both of his parents and the death of his brothers and one sister as a result of drugs. His presentation is designed to provide students with the relevant information needed to make sound decisions when faced with negative peer pressure, bullying and substance abuse. The powerful presentation was part of the school’s Red Ribbon Week celebration.