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Halloween safety: More treats less tricks

Halloween is an exciting time for the young ones to stalk up on as much candy as they can trick-or-treating.

Posted: Oct 30, 2018 10:07 PM
Updated: Oct 31, 2018 7:27 PM

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - Halloween is an exciting time for the young ones to stalk up on as much candy as they can trick-or-treating.

But it is also a time to take precautions of the dangers that come with this holiday.

Statistics say children are twice as likely to die on Halloween than any other day.

“One of the leading causes of danger is people walking in front of cars that do not see them," Amory Fire Chief Zack McGonagill said.

"Parents need to tell their kids to always look both ways before crossing the street," resident Carol Dupree said. "Wearing some type of reflector, using flashlights or glow-in-the-dark sticks can help. And driving extra slow in all residential areas."

Another danger lurking in the stuffed bags are the kids' favorite thing - the candy.

Over the weekend, officials in Ohio confirmed a 5-year-old had meth in his system after eating Halloween candy.

"If it looks like it has been messed with or opened, throw it out, don't even second guess it," McGonagall said.

It is also best to always use the buddy system, and keep your kids close at all times.

Be safe and have a fang-tastic Halloween.

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