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      Students place pinwheels, bring attention to abuse

      April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Sunday, students from Teaching Family Homes in Harvey placed pinwheels around the Marquette County Courthouse.

      The pinwheel is the new national symbol for child abuse prevention.

      The goal of each pinwheel is to bring more awareness to child abuse, and the campaign also wants more people to take a stand and get involved.

      "We have approximately 1,000 pinwheels to represent the investigated cases of child abuse and neglect in Marquette and Alger Counties. Today, we're just hoping to get the community involved and provide them with some resources," said Sara Ombrello, social work intern.

      For more information on child abuse and what to do if you think a child is being abused, click here.