NORWALK, Conn. – It was “Drop Dead Day” on the lawn in front of Norwalk City Hall. Nearly 150 students from Brien McMahon High School suddenly dropped to the ground, followed by a solemn 30-minute period of silence As the students lay sprawled out and still, with their eyes closed, four other students stood like statues in front of them along East Ave. and Sunset Hill Ave. holding up signs to alert passing cars and pedestrians about their cause.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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