Students help Corning police get new targets

Police get new targets at firing range
(Source: Corning Police Chief Jimmy Leach)
(Source: Corning Police Chief Jimmy Leach)
(Source: Corning Police Chief Jimmy Leach)
(Source: Corning Police Chief Jimmy Leach)
(Source: Corning Police Chief Jimmy Leach)
(Source: Corning Police Chief Jimmy Leach)

CORNING, AR (KAIT) - Corning High School students recently worked with the police department to give the firing range a facelift.

The Corning Police Department's firing range had several targets that needed to be replaced.

"Our target holders were very worn out, and they were damaged," Corning Police Chief Jimmy Leach said.

The FFA students wanted to help the police department in some way, so they decided to build four new target holders.

"The Corning FFA was looking for projects, so we talked with the school resource officer and the FFA teacher and we worked out a project," Leach said.

After the students had built the target holders, the officers and students installed them at the range.

Leach said it was great to work with the kids and help each other on this project.

"I was down there with them when they brought them down and put them in," Leach said. "We all worked and talked, and it was good communication between the school and police department."

Leach told Region 8 News that he wants to do more projects with the students.

"We want to start doing different projects each year, so the students at FFA get the recognition they deserve with the projects," he said.

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