BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More than 1,300 students were recognized Friday for pledging to stay on the straight and narrow.
Hundreds of East Baton Rouge Parish fifth graders were honored for completing the D.A.R.E. program.
Thanks to lessons taught by officers in the community, they will now have a better chance at making responsible choices and ultimately living a productive, drug and violence free life.
"They learn how not just to say no to drugs, but they learn the important things in life, making good choices, making wise choices, making good decisions and doing those things that they know that are the right things to do," said Baton Rouge Constable Reginald Brown.
D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.