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May 19th, 2018
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May 18th, 2018
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28.4%

Percentage of Oklahoma high school students who reported being sexually active in 2017. Of those, only 49.8% reported using a condom.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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“I asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ And he said, ‘Mr. Chandler, you suspended me for three days and I didn’t eat.'”

-David Chandler, principal at Douglass Middle school in Oklahoma City, who has been working to find alternatives to school suspensions after seeing the harm they can do to students [Source].

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