School safety program

Some DeSoto County students took part in a school safety program Tuesday. It's called the "Ident-a-kid" program. Parents of Sullivan Elementary students could have their children photographed and fingerprinted. Those things and other information are made part of a permanent record. Parents could then access those records in case their child is missing, or if it is needed for identification purposes. Teacher Patty Beyerline said, "It's so important because it helps with identification purposes for the children. And it gives the parents a permanent record they can rely on." The program is part of Child Find of America. It is a non-profit organization that locates missing children. Child Find also resolves incidents of parental abduction through mediation.