■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed
Staff members at Cawston Elementary School surprised their students with an unforgettable school assembly. On Monday, Oct. 29, students were visited by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Hemet Fire Department, and California Highway Patrol (CHP). Students were shown undercover police vehicles and a helicopter, which landed on the field in the middle of the Red Ribbon Week Assembly.
Students and staff members were educated about Officer Enrique Camarena, who was killed in an undercover operation involving drugs. As a result of Officer Camarena’s death, Red Ribbon week was created. The goal of Red Ribbon Week is to inform students at a young age about the effect drugs can have on an individual.
In addition to the education of Red Ribbon Week, students were introduced to the CHP K9 dog. The CHP officers demonstrated what the K9 dog does and how helpful he is during stressful situations.
Students thanked the officers for coming to speak to them and pledged they would be drug free. After the assembly, students explored the undercover vehicles as well as the helicopter.
Counselor Aida Sandoval created an unforgettable Red Ribbon Week assembly.