Stop-Trafficking Comes to Diamond

Bella Lankford, Managing Editor

Friday, November 2nd, Russ Tuttle, founder of Stop Trafficking Project, came to speak at Diamond High School. All students were pulled out of their first hour at 7:55 in the morning to sit together in the gymnasium, where the presentation began right at 8:00 A.M. Tuttle’s speech covered the awareness and prevention of Domistic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in the United States. Tuttle’s main messages of his presentations are to bring awareness to action, as well as educate and empower. He spoke for a little over an hour, covering lots of information. Then at 1:00 p.m., Tuttle spoke to Diamond Middle School

The Stop Trafficking Project is a non-profit organization that strives to end Domistic Minor Sex Trafficking before the child is exploited. They do this through bringing awareness, education, prevention, rescue and restoration in the United States. The organization does this by speaking to elementary, middle and high school students, as well as adults, churches and businesses.

Lilly Leake, sophomore, thought that the assembly was very interesting. It is a valuable lesson and a good thing to be brought to light. Leake mentioned that trafficking is something that needs to be solved. She also thinks that Tuttle has nice hair.

Mr. Hall, who teaches language arts I and II, does not like pedophiles. Hall thought Tuttle’s presentation was an important message and well done. Hall also mentioned that the presentation was informative and was a topic that needs to be heard.