On Wednesday, Deputies from the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s OfficeÂ visited the Lawrence County Cooperative School in Portia to begin Red RibbonÂ Week. Ribbons were delivered by ATOD Coordinator Debbie Burton earlier to allÂ schools in Lawrence County to be worn in observance of Red Ribbon Week, OctoberÂ 23rd through October 31st.
In addition to a program on drug awareness, school officialsÂ requested a program on bullying. K9 Officer Kyle Craig spent time with the adultÂ students explaining the dangers of both drug use and bullying. The students wereÂ very receptive and responded with lots of questions and comments.
Also while on the campus, teachers with the younger students askÂ Officer Craig if heâ€™d take the time to show the children patrol cars. OfficerÂ Craig took the time to show the children a patrol car and his K9 unit, includingÂ lights and sirens.
Officers will visit all the Lawrence County schools during RedÂ Ribbon Week. For more information on the Lawrence County ATOD visit www.lawrencecountyarkansas.
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