6,000 Students Say No to Gangs, Drugs

Packing the stands at Veterans Stadium, 6,000 LBUSD fifth graders recently participated in the first massive districtwide Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation ceremony. DARE officers and the chiefs of police from Long Beach and Signal Hill commended the students for making one of the most important pledges of their lives by promising to not use drugs, join gangs or resort to violence.