The CHALKBOARDOctober 26th, 2010, 2:43 pm
Free Lance-Star reporter Amy Umble covers Stafford County schools and other education issues
Halloween candy X-rays
The following information was posted on the Stafford County school division’s website, staffordschools.net.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office will have additional deputies patrolling the neighborhoods of Stafford County during the entire Halloween evening of Sunday, October 31 to make sure that trick-or-treaters have a good trick-or-treat evening and stay out of harm’s way. This year the Sheriff’s Office will be x-raying candy/treats on Sunday, October 31 at the Sheriff’s Office, which is located in the Public Safety Center at 1225 Courthouse Road, from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Please note that the x-raying process can detect the presence of pins, needles or other metallic objects but not the presence of poison/substances, wood or other non-metallic objects.
“We will have a visible presence in our community on Halloween,” states Sheriff Charles Jett. “This is a fun and exciting time of the year for our younger citizens and we want to ensure they have an enjoyable, but safe, evening.”