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