A local senior said she won’t go down without a fight. Marilyn Grennan, 81, has joined a handful of 20-somethings who are taking a self-defense class for credit at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

Grennan said she knows all too well that you never know when you’re going to be in danger.

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“All I remember is this person was coming at me through the window,” Marilyn Grennan recalled from an experience years ago while she was stopped at a red light. “I just floored the car and I took off you know.”

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 95,000 people were victims of simple assault and more than 28,000 were victims of aggravated assault in 2011. Some people are fighting back by learning how not to be vulnerable.

Source: News Channel 5

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