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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007

Courtesy photo by Fred Sloss

Getting their prints

The Limestone County Sheriff's Department has been on a fingerprinting spree, not to catch criminals, but to protect children. Limestone County school resource officers like Steve Croley, left, and Mike Boyles fingerprinted about 5,000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth, including Creekside Elementary students Jamie Moorer, left, and Allie Haataja.

Parents keep the fingerprints in an emergency kit from the National Child Identification Program.

The kit also holds a child's current photo and DNA for use should the child become the victim of a crime, such as kidnapping.

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