Jefferson County kids learn about law enforcement


JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Hundreds of kids from Rush Strong Elementary spent Friday morning learning about the dangers of drugs.

The event wrapped up Red Ribbon Week.

Dressed as their favorite characters from books, they got a first hand look at emergency choppers, K-9 teams, the effects of alcohol on driving and the importance of seatbelts.

Dr. Charles Edmonds, from Jefferson County Schools said, "We think it's having an impact. It's a never ending battle, because it's so prevelant in society today. If it's in the community some of it finds its way into the school. So we're happy to do all we can to combat the problem, and anything we can do to help children. "


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230271221