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May 03 01:07 PM

DARE Graduations set to begin Monday

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Deputy Josh Cagle, D.A.R.E. instructor with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, teaches 5th graders at Legacy Elementary School in Bossier. Nearly 1,000 students in seven elementary schools in Bossier Parish will graduate from D.A.R.E. May 6-9. - Photo by Allen J.M. Smith, Bossier Sheriff’s Office
 Nearly 1,000 Bossier 5th graders will graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at seven elementary schools throughout Bossier Parish May 6 - 9.    

The D.A.R.E program is a semester-long curriculum taught by Sheriff’s deputies to give students the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence.   The deputies also show the students how to resist peer pressure and avoid bullying.
Graduations are as follows: 

   May 6, 9:30 a.m., Stockwell Place Elementary
   May 6, 1 p.m. Apollo Elementary
   May 7, 9:30 a.m., W.T. Lewis Elementary
   May 7, 1 p.m., Kerr Elementary
   May 8, 1 p.m., Princeton Elementary
   May 9, 9 a.m., Meadowview Elementary
   May 9, 1 p.m., Legacy Elementary

“The D.A.R.E. instruction continues to be one of the most productive programs aimed at teaching our children about the dangers of drugs and violence and helping them make wise choices in order to avoid those harmful behaviors,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, a former D.A.R.E. instructor and mentor. 

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