BCPS in the News

Students Donate Funds to Purchase K9 Officer's Bulletproof Vest

Friday, February 14, 2014
 
WHO:             
Lauderhill 6-12’s ninth-grade students, school leaders, teachers, Lauderhill Police Chief, City of Lauderhill representatives, elected officials and community members.
 
WHAT:          
The ninth-grade students will be presenting the Lauderhill Police Department with a donation of $600 to purchase a bulletproof vest for its newest K9 Officer, Maxxx. 
 
WHEN            
February 21, 2014
2:30 p.m.
           
WHERE:        
Lauderhill 6-12
1901 NW 49 Avenue, Lauderhill
 
WHY:             
Lauderhill 6-12 ninth-grade students decided to raise money for Maxxx’s bulletproof vest after the K9 officer visited the school, along with Lauderhill Police Officer Ron Torres, earlier this school year.  The students enjoyed meeting Maxxx and learning about his training for the police force, and decided they wanted to do something to help keep him safe on the job.  They went to work holding candy sales and raised the $600 necessary to pay for the bulletproof vest. 
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
 
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