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D.A.R.E. program returning to Knox County schools

The program is designed to educate fifth grade students on the dangers of doing drugs.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The D.A.R.E. program will return to Knox County Schools this fall.

D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It's designed to target 5th grade students to teach them to stay away from drugs.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office announced the program's return during Safety Day at Smokies Stadium. There were 5,000 fourth grade students there who were excited to hear about what's coming for them next year.