More Than 90 Middle Schoolers Attend LAPD-Sponsored Hawk Hangout At SALA Event Center

Los Alamos Deputy Chief Oliver Morris, right, and Chief Dino Sgambellone interact with middle school youth as they enjoy their sodas and popcorn. This month’s Hawk Hangout was sponsored by LAPD and held at SALA Event Center with more than 90 youth in attendance. Hawks Hangout is an initiative to keep middle school youth connected and engaged with each other and the community by providing a space just for them. Three theaters were rented out where kids could play video games on the big screen, play arcade games, or watch a movie. LAPD showed a short educational film on the dangers of Fentanyl and passed out anti-drug material. Members of the Los Alamos DWI Council also attended and handed out material during the event. LAMS Resource officer Cpl. James Keane and LAMS Principal Jill Gonzales also interacted with students during the event.

7th graders Sierra Morris and Kylie Cannon enjoy a classic arcade game during Thursday’s Hawks Hangout at SALA Event Center. Photo Courtesy LAPD

Discussing the dangers of Fentanyl with middle schoolers Thursday at SALA are from right, LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone, Deputy Chief Oliver Morris and Cmdr. Preston Ballew. Photo Courtesy LAPD