Buena Park : Anti-Gang Seminars to Be Held at Schools

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Buena Park police will conduct 10 one-day summer classes beginning Aug. 15 to discourage teens and preteens from gang activity.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officers Rod Natale and Rich Pena will teach the classes for students aged 10 to 14. The classes will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Buena Park schools, Officer Rich McMillen said.

The purpose of the classes is to “teach students how to resist gangs and the pressures put on them to become gang members,” McMillen said.


Students must have a parent or guardian sign a permission slip, which can be picked up at the Buena Park Police Station.

Classes will be held at the following Buena Park schools: Aug. 15, Walter Knott School, 7300 La Palma Ave.; Aug. 16, Dysinger School, 7770 Camellia Drive; Aug. 17, Buena Terra School, 8299 Holder St.; Aug. 18, St. Pius X School, 7681 Orangethorpe Ave.; Aug. 19, San Marino School, 6215 San Rolando Way.

Aug. 22, Beatty School, 8201 Country Club Drive; Aug. 23, Whitacker School, 8401 Montana Ave.; Aug. 24, Pendleton School, 7101 Stanton Ave.; Aug. 25, Gilbert School, 7255 Eight St.; Aug. 26, Corey School, 7351 Holder St.

Two students at each class will be given two free tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm and lunch will be provided.

For information, call McMillen at 714-521-9352, Ext. 156 or 158.