From the office of State Sen. Mike Stack:
State Sens. Mike Stack and Tina Tartaglione joined the 2nd Police District Friday to help students receive a free fingerprinting at Rhawnhurst School. Stack and Tartaglione provided the state funding that allowed the 2nd Police District to purchase the fingerprinting machine. The second-grade students were photographed, weighed and fingerprinted. The information will be given to the children’s parents. Fingerprinting and current photos are valuable resources that parents can quickly provide investigators if their child is missing.
“The information taken today is a simple precaution that gives the police instant access to important identification,” Stack said. “By having their child’s prints, parents know that, in a terrible case of a missing child, they can expedite an investigation that would hopefully lead to their child’s safe return.” “We’re promoting and raising awareness about safety in the community and even in the students,” Tartaglione said. “Sen. Stack and I are pleased to provide the funding to the 2nd Police District and we appreciate the officers’ willingness to provide free fingerprinting to the children.”
-Release submitted by the office of State Sen. Mike Stack.