Crossing guard struck by vehicle in Danvers
A crossing guard was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Danvers. The crash happened at Belgian Road and Poplar Street just before 8 a.m. Sign up for our Newsletters The victim, a woman who is a long-time crossing guard for Danvers Public Schools, was taken to Beverly Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. The driver remained at the scene. Massachusetts State Police officers are assisting with the investigation. TOP STORIES FROM WCVB: President Trump to speak amid showdown with Iran'I still have more to prove,' Tom Brady addresses future, season's endEx-Wayfair worker sues over response to harassment complaintUkrainian Boeing plane crashes in Iran shortly after ta
DANVERS, MA — Parents can expect an increased staff and police presence when they pick their kids up at the Great Oak Elementary School in Danvers Wednesday. In a note to parents, Principal Martha Jancaitis said police were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle near the school when students were dismissed Tuesday. A man driving the van tried to wave a student over to his school at dismissal time, then fled when he saw the boy's mother waiting nearby.
"Please have a conversation with your child(ren) about safety with strangers and the need to be aware of one's surroundings," Jancaitis wrote. "We will be increasing staff presence at dismissal, and continue to work with the police department to ensure everyone's safety."
The van was with a blue and green "wave" logo on the side. The van also had blue lettering and ladders stored on top. The student described the man as Hispanic and said he had a moustache.
Anyone with information or concerns is being asked to call the Danvers Police Department at 978-774-1212 and inform the school as well.
Police respond to active shooter report near Virginia school .
Police in Virginia responded Monday to a report of an active shooter in the area of a school in Henrico County. A tweet from Henrico County police says they were called to the scene and found no reported injuries. Police then started clearing Moody Middle School to ensure everyone’s safety.