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Third Graders Learns About Gun Safety
Officer Holt of the Monroe Police Department visited with third graders on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to explain the importance of gun safety. Students watched a video where "Eddie Eagle" shows examples of children who are put in situations where they may come across a gun in their home or on the playground. Students were then given an activity workbook reinforcing the rules of gun safety.
Officer Holt and Eddie Eagles's message to the student if they found a gun was simple "Stop! Don't Touch. Leave the Area. Tell An Adult." Whether you have a gun in your home or not, talk with your children about using good judgement. Talking with your children may remove the mystery of guns and your child may be less curious and will follow safety rules. Also, make sure all guns are out of reach of children and locked up. Ammunition should be stored seperately where children and other unauthorized people cannot reach it. Lastly, make sure your child understands the different between toy guns and real guns. Toy guns are now manufactured to look extremely realistic but children should know that real guns are heavy and toy guns are lighter in weight.
Your child's safety is very important to us at Rocky River. If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact us or the Monroe Police Department. For more information visit www.nrahq.org/safety/eddie.
(Information taken from "Learn Gun Safety with Eddie Eagle", 2011 National Rifle Association of America).
Written by: Heather Shulman
Posted: Sep 24, 2014 by Heather Shulman