Spooktacular safety tips

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Compiled by Michelle Delgado

Bags full of candy and a fun night out may be your plans for the evening scene. Campus officers offer tips to stay out of harm’s way this Halloween.

• Trick-or-treaters 14 and under should begin their adventure between 5 or 6 p.m. to ensure  there is enough daylight for safety.

• Check for sex offenders in a neighborhood on www.familywatchdog.us.

• Don’t eat candy before checking each wrapper.

• Park in a well-lit area; don’t leave anything valuable behind.

• When attending a party, text somebody when you leave and get home or check in on social media.

• Never leave drinks out of sight or accept drinks from someone else; if something doesn’t feel right, just walk away.

• Always have a plan, stay together and have a designated driver or use a service such as Uber.

• Be cautious of trick-or-treaters.

• Wear masks that do not obstruct vision.

• Stay hydrated with water and wear thin underclothes, such as breathable athletic undershirts under heavy costumes.

Sources: Jacob Escobedo, Carlos Martinez and Dion Reyes, patrol officers for the Alamo Colleges.

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