School prepares for Red Ribbon Week


October 22, 2021

Next week, Ekalaka Public Schools will observe Red Ribbon Week.

The last week of October each year is designated as Red Ribbon Week. This is an annual national drug prevention campaign that encourages Americans to wear red ribbons in memory of U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was kidnapped and tortured to death by members of a Mexican drug cartel in 1985.

Camarena, who was a former Marine, firefighter and police officer, joined the DEA in the 1970s, and had become well known in both the United States and Latin America for his successes in busting u...

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