Morgan County elementary students ready to deal with predators
Monday, April 9, 2012
They may be small, but Morgan County radKIDS revealed just how tough they can be if put in a compromising situation.
About 150 Morgan County R-2 Elementary students recently graduated from the radKIDS program. At their graduation, Lt. Mike Nienhuis, field operations supervisor of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, pretended to be a stranger and each student got to use their radKIDS’ skills to demonstrate how they could get away from him.
Wearing a padded “red man suit” tailored just for him, Nienhuis literally took a beating all last week as graduation was held each day in the program he implemented.
“I love graduation,” said Nienhuis. “You see the kids come out of their shell and stick up for themselves. Even though I am the one taking the abuse, it’s a great feeling to watch that.”
More like this story
- Predators beware: Morgan Co. radKIDS can put up a fight
- Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition holds Jail Bail/Hot Dog Sale Fundraiser Saturday in Versailles
- Morgan County approves a $4.6 million budget for 2013
- Morgan County man faces felony animal abuse, torture charge in cattle deaths
- Keys to Protecting Yourself and Your Children
Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.
Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting