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Laughlin students learn safety lessons

May 16, 2019

LAUGHLIN — Laughlin Junior/Senior High School students attended a “Safety Assembly” last week organized by Stephanie Bethards from Westcare.

Officers from the Nevada State Park Rangers, Nevada Highway Patrol and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department gave three one-hour presentations on various safety reminders geared toward each age group.

“Overall it was really impactful and educational,” said Laughlin Dean of Students Dani LeRoux. “It’s something we want to do every year.”

She said it was awesome to see the community members being a part of the school and sharing their expertise.

Some of the topics discussed were water safety, texting and driving, and curfews.

A lot of the items were geared toward the summer as students tend to have more free time.

The middle schoolers’ presentation focused mostly on water safety and curfews. They were given reminders to drink lots of water in the heat, and to respect the river.

“They had a lot of questions, and it was really cute,” LeRoux said.

For the high schoolers, they received a presentation focused on the dangers of texting and driving and not wearing seat belts. The upperclassman also watched a video showing “what if” moments on the subjects.

“I can’t say more positive things about the those who came to share and Stephanie who planned the whole thing,” said LeRoux.