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Eddie Eagle teaches Hubbard grade-schoolers not to touch guns

Published: Thu, May 19, 2011 @ 6:57 a.m.


People discard all sorts of stuff, including guns. Litter is unsightly, but guns are potentially lethal.

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program emphasizes safety in how to react if a student should come across a gun on the playground, in school, on the school bus, at a park or anywhere.

Students at Roosevelt Elementary School learned how to be “gun safe” from Sgt. Chris Moffitt of the city police force Wednesday.

Moffitt said Roosevelt second- through fourth-graders went through the 30-minute program as did kindergartners through fourth-graders at St. Patrick School.

Moffitt likened the gun safety instructions to what to do in a fire — stop, drop and roll. The gun safety guidelines are stop, don’t touch, leave the area and tell an adult.

Moffitt explained in more detail what each step means.

Stop — what you’re doing.

Don’t touch — the gun might be loaded and go off.

Leave the area — get away from the gun.

Tell an adult — find a trusted adult immediately and tell them about the gun.

The Eddie Eagle video featuring eagle-eye Eddie eagle that the students watched also brought out the point that children might encounter a gun at a grandparents’ home.

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1ValleyNative(174 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Eddie Eagle rocks! Very good video.

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2VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

This is an excellent program that not only teaches the dangers of finding a weapon out in the streets, ditches and woodlots, but in the home as well. Many children today are exposed to the hazards of irresponsible gun ownerhsip by parents.

In addition, the Eddie-The-Eagle Program sponsored by the NRA, teaches our kids what parents often fail to teach them, because many parents are not gun owners, so they have no knowledge of gun handling skills.

Stop, Don't Touch, Leave, and Tell an Adult...taught by Eddie The Eagle is an award winning program and should be encouraged at every school in the nation.

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