Stranger Danger message educates kids on predators

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Sergeant Donald Bush with the Crime Prevention Unit at the Columbus Police Department teaches students how to play it safe. When it comes to adduction's, he uses place cards to explain the Stranger Danger campaign.

"We educate students, small children, we show them the cards and take them away and ask them to explain what they saw. You would be surprise at their answers' it usually nothing what it really is," explained Bush.

The place cards depict a real life scenario that most predators use when trying to lure children into their vehicles and homes.

"They offer money, we have a picture of a lost puppy, anything we think will entice the kids and we tell them do not get within arm's length of a person because if they do, the person could grab them," added Bush.

The Muscogee County School District is also taking safety measures to help protect students in hopes of preventing abductions.

"We've stepped up our security last week. We went back to it this morning, we had some unmarked vehicles riding around the schools and area," says Lollar.

The Crime Prevention Officers are ready to provide information to your class our group of students upon request, all you have to do is call 706-653-3173.

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