Detective Charlie Loomis conducts D.A.R.E. Anti-Drug / Anti Violence classes

Laurel County, Ky. - Laurel Sheriff's Detective Charlie Loomis conducted anti-drug/anti violence classes at Johnson Elementary School on Wednesday morning March 18, 2015.

Detective Loomis teaches weekly D.A.R.E. classes for Mrs. Hodges, and Mrs. Bowling's 5th grade classes.

Mrs. Betty Hodges is the interim principal .

D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The 10 week course is taught at all elementary schools in Laurel County, and its curriculum includes teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.

The D.A.R.E. Vision strives for "a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors."

Laurel County Sheriff John Root has fully supported the D.A.R.E. program since his election to office in 2011,( and he sent Detective Loomis to be trained as an instructor then ,) and continues to support it. Sheriff Root states that "our young people are our future leaders".

Pictured is Detective Loomis teaching D.A.R.E. at Johnson Elementary in Mrs. Hodges 5th grade class:

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