Children Learn of Possible Dangers when Walking to School
In the wake of Monday's child snatching in Fresno, California, people in North Central Florida re-doubled their efforts to teach kids how to stay out of harm's way.
As part of the "National Walk Our Children to School Day" Marion County set up mock scenarios near Eighth Street Elementary in Ocala where strangers asked children for help.
During the event, groups of children and their parents, were approached by volunteers who impersonated stalkers. One man pretended he had lost his puppy and the other acted as a drug dealer.
As part of this nation-wide event, children also learned how to look both ways before crossing a road.
Last year in Marion County eight pedestrians and one bicyclist were killed in traffic accidents.
This is the twelfth time Marion County participated in the event.
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