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Local police educate kids on prom safety


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

BESSEMER JUNIORS and seniors gathered in the multi-purpose room in the A.D. Johnston School in Bessemer to listen to a safety briefing by trooper Jerry Mazurek and sheriff's deputy Brandon Lyons, left,on Friday. The kids were encouraged to look out for each other and be safe, as more kids die between the prom and graduation than any other time of year, according to Lyons.


BESSEMER - "More teens are killed between prom night and graduation night than any other time of the year," said Gogebic County Sheriff's Department deputy Brandon Lyons at a prom safety program Friday afternoon in Bessemer.

Michigan State Police and the GCSD visited Ironwood last Wednesday and Bessemer Friday in an effort to keep kids safe, while encouraging good choices.

All the schools on the Michigan side of the border between Ontonagon and Ironwood were afforded the opportunity to order the free AAA give-aways and program materials, accord...

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