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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Some students at George Washington High School say a motivational speaker's talk to young people about sexual abstinence was offensive.

Pam Stenzel's speech about sex before marriage prompted some students to leave the assembly upset Tuesday.

Student Katelyn Campbell says Stenzel used "scare tactics" in her speech.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports Stenzel's visit was sponsored by religious group Believe in West Virginia. Stenzel also gave talks this week at a local church and at Riverside High School.

Kanawha County Board of Education member Becky Jordon attended the assembly. She says she found nothing inappropriate in Stenzel's message. She says the strong tone of Stenzel's voice was probably a "turnoff," but Jordon believes the message needed to be told.

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