GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - Every 9th-grade student in Grant Parish joined at Camp Hardtner for the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office annual youth camp.
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The students learned about cyberbullying, cyber-crimes, as well as what to do if you are pulled over for a traffic stop.
Sergeants also presented real-life scenarios to show the students the effects of using drugs and smoking from Juuls, the new popular e-cigarette.
Because this age group will soon be driving, GPSO also taught lessons on how to change a tire and the consequences of distracted and under the influence driving
This was the 7th year of the 9th grade camp, Sheriff McCain said he thinks this is always a great opportunity for GPSO to instill good decision-making skills and to educate the future leaders of Grant Parish.
”One of the things we were telling them was, you’re a freshman today, but in a couple of years you’re going to be a junior or a senior,” Sheriff McCain explained. “Others are going to be looking up to you so when you see them making these bad decisions, or going to make these bad decisions, you can stop them and say hey, we're not going to do this and here's why.”