Police officers force loitering students to leave town


The new school year began today with police officers seemingly taking a tough stance on loitering.

Based on several eyewitnesses reports, the officers were patrolling several streets in St. John’s.

They were seen telling children who were gathered at several locations to “go home” just about 2 p.m.

One eyewitness said police were at the popular places where students hang out after school.

It is not certain whether any of the students were arrested.

Up to publication time, the police did not comment on whether this was a new strategy.

Loitering has long been a problem, with education and law enforcement officials promising to clamp down on the problem.

Most schools end by 1 p.m but students are known to remain in the capital well into the evening.

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  1. Finally and KUDOS to the police department, teachers, and those parents that make sure our children are off the streets immediately after school.

    If we all work together in positivity, our communities and the nation will be better off!

  2. I own an operate a small business in down town St Johns. Today I called Police to come into the Redcliffe Quey area to remove the large number of school children that were in front of my work place.
    These young people actually made me to close early.
    I pay Taxes, also every month I pay my education Leve. Why?
    To be run out of St. John’s by unruly children inter white uniforms.
    This has to stop.

  3. About time! This situation has been allowed to continue and escalate for way too long.
    Can someone tell me why school children abd those from State College have been allowed to congregate in Redcliffe Quay sometimes as late as 8pm in uniform and carousing around business places already closed for the day?
    In my day, and yes I said it. “My day” we were not allowed to be seen in town or anywhere 1 hour after school finished in our uniform.
    Way too much disrespect and no pride in the school uniform is the order of the day now.

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