Tomorrow morning, residents of The Falls may see what appears to be police activity at Totem Falls Elementary School. This will be a planned event according to this information from the Totem Falls administration:
RED RIBBON EVENT
TOTEM FALLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 at 9:10 A.M.
On Friday, October 7, 2011, Totem Falls will participate in a Red Ribbon Celebration sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Their goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and encourage prevention and early intervention. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States.
At 9:10 A.M. Totem Falls students will gather around the bus driveway to watch a “parade” of DEA vehicles which will include two Snohomish County Sheriff motorcycles, a hummer, a K-9 marked unit, Washington’s Most Wanted vehicle, Fire Department Aide Vehicle, and a D.E.A. Lab truck. The drivers will be introduced and the MC will share information about their jobs.
Weather permitting, a D.E.A. helicopter will do a fly over and the pilot will give a message to the students through a public address system on the ground. At the end of the 30 minute “parade”, the vehicles will turn on their lights and sirens and the students will file into the gym for an assembly.
For more information about the Red Ribbon Celebration and drug prevention go to:
· DEA Red Ribbon Factsheet:
· DEA Drug prevention information:
· Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
· Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force: