Albany -- School children will learn about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco this week in Red Ribbon week.
Third graders at the Lincoln Fundamental Magnet School listening to Captain Kevin Sproul of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office. He explained the legal and health consequences of using drugs, or drinking and driving.
All week students will be taught about making smart choices for a healthy lifestyle. Teacher Carolyn Ford said "We want them to take back to their families and communities the negative effect that drugs, alcohol, and tobacco can have on their family. You start in the family, then it goes out into the community. And then it just spreads throughout this land."
Red Ribbon week is a national event, started in 1988 by Congress, to educate children about drugs, alcohol and tobacco use.