Fifth Graders at Center Intermediate School each took a turn trying on a pair of “Fatal Vision Goggles” as part of the district’s ‘Too Good for Drugs Program.’ The Goggles mimic the altered perceptions people experience when using drugs or alcohol.
School Resource Officer Mike Salser and Drug Educator Karen Kannal conduct weekly drug education sessions at Center for all 5th and 6th graders. They say the goggles are always a favorite with students.
“The Goggles really give students perspective on just how much your abilities can suffer when you use drugs or alcohol,” said Kannal. “They may laugh when they can’t stay on the line, but they definitely understand the more serious message of how dangerous it can be behind the wheel of a car, or walking across the street.”
‘Too Good for Drugs’ includes weekly lessons for middle school students at Center Intermediate, as well as Glenwood Junior High. It pairs school resource officers with drug educators to give good information, as well as create trusting relationships with students to provide a strong support network.