Fifth-grade students at Sward Elementary graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program after participating in the program for the last few months. Detective Tom Cronin congratulated the students and applauded them for their promise to turn away from drugs and violence.
“I am proud of each and every one of you and the hard work you put into the program. I am confident that you all have what it takes to say no to drugs and violence for life. Remember it is easier to stay out of trouble than get out of trouble later,” he told the group.
The D.A.R.E. program started in Oak Lawn in 1989 and stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.