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Students at La Salle Academy recently completed Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), a 10-week program teaching the dangers of drugs and violence. Officers also teach students how to make good decisions and how to avoid peer pressure. In addition students are also instructed on ways to avoid bullying. High school role models are also used during one lesson to talk to the kids about how to be good students in high school and role models in their communities.

At the DARE graduation, from left: Officer James Waters of the South Abington Police Department (with K9 officer Nemo), Chief Joseph Laguzzi of the Clarks Summit Police Department and Lackawanna County Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Tierney.

The program was sponsored by donations through the Lackawanna County District Attorneys office, along with some private donations.