The Edmond Sun

August 20, 2013

Police write 105 tickets on first day of school

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Edmond Police officers wrote a total of 105 tickets and warnings Tuesday, the first day back to school for the city’s students, police said.

Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe reminded local motorists that officers were out in force on the city’s streets and will be again Wednesday. A ticket for speeding in a school zone is $249. The breakdown on how many tickets were written was not immediately available.

At about 2:30 p.m., Police Officer Curtis Thompson was clocking traffic near Memorial High School. In the space of about 15 minutes, he initiated three traffic stops. The outcome on those stops was not immediately known.  

Edmond Public Schools spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp said during the morning pick up and drop off hours there were no issues reported within the district.

The University of Central Oklahoma continues to welcome students back to campus with a series of activities and events Aug. 14-24 as part of its annual “Stampede Week.”

Wednesday’s events are a student involvement fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Broncho Lake, a chance to learn about studying abroad from 4-5 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building Room 225 and a screening of the film “Remember the Titans” beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Wantland Stadium.

Other events include a business expo at Broncho Lake an event with comedian Al Madrigal in the Nigh University Center Thursday and a chance for students to learn about Edmond and the campus community Friday afternoon in the Nigh University Center. | 341-2121 ext. 108