Deputies Targeting Children for 'Playin' Safe' | Community Spirit

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Deputies Targeting Children for 'Playin' Safe'
Deputies Targeting Children for 'Playin' Safe'

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies on patrol around Lake Asbury Elementary School today were busting children left and right, even kids who hadn't done anything wrong.

Actually, it was specifically kids who hadn't done anything wrong.

The deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Office were rewarding children who were demonstrating proper safety techniques after school.

Students wearing bicycle helmets, crossing the street properly and helping younger students earned a $5 Playin' Safe card from Subway.

Dozens of students were "caught," and the sheriff's office said they're still looking for more children to reward.

As for children caught on their bicycles without helmets, they were rewarded too: with bicycle helmets.  The sheriff's office said a Department of Transportation grant provided the helmets.

The action follows the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old in Arlington earlier the month, and 11 law enforcement agencies in the area are participating to keep kids "Playin' Safe."

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