Forming positive relationships: Newton police enjoy lunch with Northridge kids

Northridge Elementary School student Kellen Neal, left, reacts to Newton Police Officer Charles Shanahan getting out his handcuffs. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Yep, Art Linkletter was right. Kids do say the darndest things, especially to police officers. That was evident around lunchtime Friday at Northridge Elementary School in Newton, when members of the Newton Police Department had lunch with kids. One of the kids asked Officer Charles Shanahan if he could borrow his taser. Shanahan laughed and declined in a kind way.


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