Sheriff's Department volunteers will fingerprint Walnut Canyon School third-graders today as part of a department program to build a database on area students in case of an emergency.
The volunteers aim to record the fingerprints of every third-grade student in Moorpark's elementary schools this school year and make it an annual event. The other fingerprinting sessions will take place within the next few months, the volunteers say.
In May, volunteers recorded fingerprints from 62 third-grade students, and the success of that program led to its expansion to all third-graders in Moorpark schools.
Last week, 96 third-grade students at Campus Canyon Elementary School were fingerprinted by the volunteers, said Vicki Springer, one of the volunteers who organized the program.