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Eddie Eagle teaches Hubbard grade-schoolers not to touch guns



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

HUBBARD

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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