Compassion education class teaches middle schoolers empathy, good citizenship

From left, Dominique Edwards and Emma Malzacher, both 12, pet Schatzi as he sits in on their compassion education class. School Resource Officer Rob Tallion of the Kearney Police Department brings animals into the classroom to help students learn empathy.

Dominique is the daughter of Abigail Edwards, and Emma is the daughter of Brian and Sara Malzacher.