Teaching Trick-or-Treaters How to Be Safe

It’s almost that time of year again.
Halloween is right around the corner.
And just in time, elementary school students in Williston are receiving some tips for a safe and Happy Halloween.
“Some of the most common dangers are children in dark costumes. Being out in dark areas. You can’t see them. Especially drivers. There’s a higher chance of them getting hit by a car,” says Timothy Swanson, fire inspector with the Williston Fire Department.
Which is why it’s important to carry a flashlight or glow stick when trick-or-treating.
It was just one of the lessons students learned at McVay Elementary, where members of the police and fire department shared safety tips.
The students also received candy bags with the local police department’s number printed on it.
In case they get lost, they can call for help. 
“If you get lost, you can bring this bag with you that has a phone number,” says second grader Kierra, who was clearly paying attention during the safety lesson.
“We’ve also been educating the children too about making sure they know their parents names and phone numbers and where they work. Not just Mom and Dad,” says Detective Danielle Hendricks of the Williston Police Department.
“Be safe for Halloween,” a chorus of second-graders told us.
Good advice.
Because ghosts and goblins are the only things that should be scary for trick-or-treaters.

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