D.A.R.E. program teaches kids about drugs, bullying and peer pressure

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department "dared" Region 8 students to make the right choice Tuesday.

Jonesboro officers with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, program spoke to fifth graders at Valley View elementary School. They discussed several issues students might face, such as drugs, bullying, and peer pressure.

Fifth grader, Madden Rogers, said she learned a lot in just one class. "I'm hoping to learn more about drugs and what not to take and if you do have to take it how much to take. I didn't know that if you took to much Ibuprofen that it could hurt you," Rogers said.

Fifth grader, Allison Hoffman, said, "I've been bullied, so I can honestly learn how to deal with that. So, I just kind of want to see how they help it."

The Jonesboro Police Department's DARE program is currently taught in five school districts.

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