ANG Helicopter Visits Oakland Heights

Students at Oakland Heights Elementary School got a special lesson in remaining drug-free.

Part of its Red Ribbon Week activities included a tour of the helicopter used by the Mississippi Army National Guard in its fight against illegal drugs.

School officials say it's a great way to get kids excited about staying away from drugs.

"You train children when they're young; you train them early. And we want to instill in our students that they need to stay tobacco free, and drug free," said principal Rosalind Operton. "And as you can see, they're very excited about having this helicopter around."

Schools across the area are celebrating Red Ribbon Week. It's designed to encourage kids to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

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