81.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, December 3, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesSt. Croix School District Stresses Safety Measures During Halloween

St. Croix School District Stresses Safety Measures During Halloween

Halloween is a few days away, and the St. Croix Superintendent Office is taking heed. In retrospect, the school district has recorded the most school bus incidences during this particular period.
In the past, objects were thrown at or out of the school buses in residential areas such as Williams Delight, Campo Rico, Richmond, Humbug and Grove Place, according to Gary Molloy, St. Croix superintendent of schools. The superintendent is asking for parental and public assistance in avoiding similar hostilities targeting school buses and their occupants, especially prevalent during Halloween time.
“Stoning the school buses at Halloween is subjected to the same criminal punishment as stoning them on any other day,” the Molloy said. “Parents, please search your child’s bag for any suspicious objects and always ensure appropriate supervision of your child after school hours.” Molloy further reminds the public that, as in previous years, school bus service will be suspended to areas where the safety of students, bus drivers or buses is threatened.
Owen Hennemann, district school bus safety inspector, also uses this time to insist that students always display good behavior at the bus stop and on the bus. “Let us all work together to attain zero incidences, especially with objects being thrown at or out of the school bus,” he said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.