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Officers from Princeton teach self defense class

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Officers from the Princeton Police Department traveled to Evansville on Thursday to teach a self defense class just for women.  

That class took place at Holly's House.  

There were about 10 participants residents, staff members, and volunteers who were all interested in learning more about how to protect themselves.  

Primary Prevention Coordinator Sophia Blaha, with the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, says they've had these classes in the past but not recently.

"We had a resident come in and said this really gives her a little bit of empowerment," says Blaha. "She just feels a little bit better having those tools in her belt so this is what we're hoping that we just give one extra tool to help escape, another safety measure."

Blaha says this was her first self defense class she says she already feels safer.

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