Daring To Be Better

Macedonia Elementary-Middle School celebrated its first class of D.A.R.E. grads since the pandemic.


“The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is meant to teach your students life skills, and not only how to stay away from drugs and violent behavior, but any behavior or activity they don’t want to be part of. D.A.R.E. teaches you to make safe and responsible decisions,” said sheriff’s deputy Brandon Montgomery, the school resource officer who taught the D.A.R.E. program.


He said D.A.R.E. teaches young people some ways to avoid getting caught in bad situations. This includes avoiding places or groups where bad things are happening.


It’s also important to have a “help network” to turn to and be able to tell things without fear. This could be a teacher, parent, pastor, principal or any other “trusted adult,” said the sheriff.

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