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Texas 5th graders don mustaches against drugs

Published On: Oct 17 2013 09:47:00 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 17 2013 09:47:27 AM CDT
Education, College Student
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

Fifth-graders from across the state want the eyes of Texas to be on their mustaches.
    
The Texas Department of State Health Services says it expects more than 1,000 mustachioed fifth-graders for the Red Ribbon Rally Thursday at the state Capitol. The rally is to support anti-drug efforts.
    
The meaning of the mustache? It's a plea to peers: "I mustache you not to do drugs."
    
Afterward, the students will head to a legislative session of sorts in which they'll debate and vote on bills about substance abuse.
    
The bills will not be binding.