A group of Moss Point 5th grade students celebrated their drug free lifestyles at Escatawpa Upper Elementary School. The Moss Point Police have just completed their first D.A.R.E. program in the city, teaching students about drug abuse and decision making. Over 100 students successfully completed the program and Thursday's graduation ceremony was attended by Moss Point Police and a Mississippi senator, who was happy for a change of scenery after legislature ended yesterday.
Senator Michael Watson, (R) Mississippi, says, "I would rather be with 150 5th graders than with the 171 other members of the legislature. I had a great time with them today." Chloe Batiste, a D.A.R.E. graduate, says, "It was good but I'm going to miss it. I am going to miss Officer Wilson. He is a really funny guy." Officer Darius Wilson of the Moss Point Police Department, the officer who taught the D.A.R.E. program, says, "We are steadily trying to build back the trust between Moss Point Police and the citizens. What better place to start than our kids?" Jackson County Supervisor, Melton Harris, and Moss Point Superintendent, Maggie Griffin, also spoke at Thursday's ceremony.