Second grade is off to a busy start learning all about school safety. They read the story, “Officer Buckle and Gloria,” by Peggy Rathmann. In this story, second grade teachers used the read aloud to reinforce rules and procedures. As a conclusion, Officer Rick Smith from Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department visited in the media center to discuss school safety. He also shared details about his college and career experiences enabling him to attain his goal. Office Smith encouraged the children to work hard in school and stay safe.