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  • Stafford Elementary graduates 11 from DARE classes

  • Students in Stafford Elementary School’s fifth grade class know a little more about drugs, bullying and the challenges that face young students after graduating 11 young learners from Stafford County’s DARE program.


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  • Students in Stafford Elementary School’s fifth grade class know a little more about drugs, bullying and the challenges that face young students after graduating 11 young learners from Stafford County’s DARE program.
    This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
    “This has been a very good class,” said Stafford County DARE officer Tom Fischer. “This program would not be possible if not for the school districts, parents, and law enforcement.”
    The DARE program is not supported by any taxpayer money according to Fischer. All the funds needed for the program are provided by private donations.
    “We’ve had some good sponsors,” Fischer said. “Without them we would not be able to provide these classes.”
    Fischer teaches the DARE classes to fifth grade students in Stafford, St. John and Macksville.
    St. John’s DARE graduation will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 1. Macksville will have their graduation on May 9. Parents and friends are invited to each of the graduation ceremonies.
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