Parents should consider practical & far-fetched safety issues next Halloween

Darren Myers, Middle College counselor, dresses up as Jack Skellington skips across the crosswalk at ITTC building at OTC - Springfield. Pedestrian accidents are among the most common dangers children face each Halloween night.

Darren Myers, Middle College counselor, dresses up as Jack Skellington skips across the crosswalk at ITTC building at OTC – Springfield. Pedestrian accidents are among the most common dangers children face each Halloween night.

By Samantha Thomason

Whether it’s scary clowns or funny looking candy, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department has some advice for safety-concerned parents this Halloween.

Sandy DuBrul, deputy with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, shared his thoughts on the practical and far-fetched safety concerns this Halloween.

Scary Clowns?

 “I don’t really know of the scary clowns are a spoof thing or if it’s real,” DuBrul said. “Honestly be worried about it to the point of somebody making it into a real issue.”

In an article cover by KSPR another police officer said wearing a scary mask is not against the law and you can’t get in trouble with the police but you could get in trouble with other people who get scared and try to do something.

Candy Disguised as Drugs?

While according to Snopes.com, parents should not worry too much about drug laced candy this Halloween, DuBrul sai parents shouldn’t completely disregard it either.

“Kids getting a hold of bad candy could still be a concern this Halloween,” DuBrul said.  “Since they have all those drugs that look like candy, there could still be an issue.”

More Practical  Concerns?

DuBrul said his department concerns about parties, drunk driving, and pedestrian safety.

“For our agency, Halloween is going to be about the parties,” DuBrul said. “We want to make sure the parties are under control.”

DuBrul also said drunk driving will be a focus.

“You have to be worried about underage drinking,” DuBrul said. “I don’t think there will be a huge problem with drunk driving because most of the kids are going to be home by the time parties get out.”

According to the National Safety Council in the U.S, October ranks number two in motor vehicle deaths by month.

“Up to a certain age, walk with them,” DuBrul said. “Other than that, always keep an eye on them and watch out for the cars.”

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One Comment on “Parents should consider practical & far-fetched safety issues next Halloween”

  1. middlecollegejournalism
    November 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

    Good information! Mr. Myers looks like he is have WAY TOO MUCH fun!!!!! 🙂

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