Kids turned cadets leave for Burlington’s Junior Police Academy

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- In a florescent-lit training room, normally used by the Burlington police and fire departments, sat 27 kids early Monday morning. Lined up in desks like school, each student dressed in the same gray T-shirt, the same navy blue ball caps and the same anticipation for a week away at Burlington's Junior Police Academy.

"I think it's a good opportunity for them to get some good responsibility, learn some respect," mother Blanca Cortez said.

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