Students learn about respecting law enforcement at forum

Lancaster students learned Wednesday night about the importance of respecting authorities, especially police, and they heard about the dangers of what could happen if they don't.

It was all part of a forum called Project S.O.S. – for Saving Our Students.

Students admit they felt officers were targeting them and they're afraid if they're confronted that they'll get shot.

The Dallas County Constable explained that police don't know who's in the car they're pulling over, and they don't want it to escalate to violence.

Dozens of students from elementary through high school learned ways to control their behavior, regardless of the situation, to calm down and to obey any officer's commands.

The focus of the forum was on making good choices, learning social excellence and being courteous and respectful of others and taking responsibility.

The forum was planned even before a recent incident involving a Duncanville officer's judgment called.

He was called to the scene and told there was a group of teens with a gun.

At first the teens didn't comply, and the officer made a split-second judgment call not to use deadly force.

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