THE FISTS OF BABES
Elizabeth Pearl | The Lebanon Reporter
TANTRUM TRAINING: Sam Scott, 5, clings onto the leg of his father, Lebanon Police Department officer Austin Scott, at an anti-abduction training seminar for kids held at the police station, 201 E. Main St., on Monday. At the classes, kids were taught to punch, scratch and escape their attackers, as well as to cling onto the legs of their abductors in order to trip them. Lebanon Police Cheif Tyson Warmoth led four classes over the course of the day, and taught the kids to scream and throw tantrums, if necessary.
Steffanie Scott, Sam Scott's mother, said that she and her husband wanted their son to know what to do in bad situations.
"We want him to be able to protect himself," she said. "You never know when something can happen."
Warmoth said that the classes proved so popular, and the waiting list so long, that the department will hold more sessions in the future.