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Radnor Students Pledge to Drop the R-Word

The push is on at Radnor High School to get students to stop using the R-word when referring to people with intellectual disabilities.



    Radnor Students Pledge to Drop the R-Word
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    Students pledge to stop saying the R-word at Radnor High School.

    Radnor High School's Best Buddies Club is working to "Spread the Word to End the Word". The campaign is aimed at getting people to stop using the R-word.

    The club showed the high school student body a public service announcement Wednesday, titled "Not Acceptable" and then asked students to sign a pledge not to use the word.

    Best Buddies is an international organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships.

    During a similar presentation last year, 850 students signed the pledge.

    No word yet on how many students signed the pledge after Wednesday's presentation.