On May 20, 2022, Police Officer Brice Woolly and K-9 Officer Rip Woolly, a large poodle, came to our classroom.
What fun! The dog is different from most K-9 units. He is not tasked with catching and biting or even search and rescue, but with providing therapy for stressed-out people in extreme situations. For instance, if a child has just lost a parent in a traffic accident, or a police officer has just been through a harrowing experience in service of the public, Rip comes to the rescue.
Needless to say, we had a great time at school with Rip! Officer Brice also gave serious information about children's physical safety and online activities. Who can beat a K-9 Officer for helping students really engage in the topic!
By Mary Burton