A group of Bossier students are saying no to drugs and violence.
More than 700 5th graders will graduate this week from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.
D.A.R.E. is a semester-long curriculum taught by Bossier deputies to give students the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs and gangs.
The graduations will be held Monday through Thursday at eight elementary schools throughout Bossier Parish.
The D.A.R.E. program also teaches students how to resist peer pressure and avoid bullying.
Graduations are as follows:
Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m., Bossier Elementary
Dec. 3, 1 p.m., Curtis Elementary
Dec. 4, 9 a.m., Benton Elementary
Dec. 4, 1 p.m., Elm Grove Elementary
Dec. 5, 9 a.m., Carrie Martin Elementary
Dec. 5, 1 p.m., Waller Elementary
Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m., Central Park Elementary
Dec. 6, 1 p.m., Plantation Park Elementary