Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Symsonia 6th graders take DARE classes

Graves County Schools’ resource officer John Cavin earned certification this school year as a DARE instructor. Drug Abuse Resistance Education addresses use of illegal and harmful substances, violence, and the peer pressure teenagers face concerning those issues. However, the training goes further. “There also are sections on bullying, prescription drugs, and other related topics. It’s taught in a ten-week course, leading up to DARE graduation,” Cavin explained. Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon attended the ceremony and presented the students tee-shirts purchased through his office. Kentucky State Police troopers also joined in congratulating the graduates. Students pictured here comprise the sixth grade of Symsonia Elementary School. At far left are Cavin and Redmon.
(Photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)

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