High schoolers perform for positive living

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The "My School Has Rhythm, Not Violence" competition is the result of an NYPD school safety program on living positively. (4/8/16)

THE BRONX - Students from Alfred E. Smith took the top prize Friday night at a performing arts competition at Lehman High School, beating out teams from three other schools.

The "My School Has Rhythm, Not Violence" competition is the result of an NYPD school safety program on living positively.

School safety officers spent three months meeting with groups from Alfred E. Smith, JFK, Adlai Stevenson and Evander Childs high schools to talk about drug abuse, violence and bullying.

Each group was asked to create a song, poem, rap or dance to teach their peers about one of those issues.

During the three-hour event, the groups focused on life as teens in the Bronx and the changes they'd like to see.

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