EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons will speak to local elementary students from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Columbus Elementary, 315 N. Kansas St.
Gibbons is scheduled to speak to about 115 fifth-grade students who are participating in their local D.A.R.E. program. The discussion also will include the Edwardsville Board of Education’s Project DrugSMART campaign. Gibbons, along with other officials, was involved with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Communications in developing a video that shows children the devastating effects of drug use. The video includes interviews from law enforcement, the coroner, prosecutors and families of drug overdose victims.