Spring Expo teaches kids about safety

Spring Expo teaches kids about safety

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Mall at Turtle Creek hosted the fifth annual Northeast Arkansas Spring Expo Saturday.

The event was designed to promote family safety.

Several different providers set up booths focusing on family security.

Parents had the opportunity to get a copy of their child's fingerprints and a car seat clinic was held.

The Jonesboro Fire and Police Departments along with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office were there to give safety tips to the kids.

Brittany Bortey was one of many parents who brought her kids out to learn.

Bortey said her children learned a lot about safety and many things she said they needed to hear.

"They've learned about 911 and that firemen and police officers are good and not bad," Bortey said.

Bortey also took advantage of the finger-printing booth with one thing in mind.

"There's a high crime rate that's been going around Jonesboro and places lately," Bortey said. "I feel like it's important that we keep our kids safe first. This is an amazing opportunity to come out and bring the kids and have fun. They think of it as fun and we get to keep them safe."

Jonesboro E-911 was able to fingerprint more than 1,000 children who attended the expo.

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