Mandan bus to be escorted by Sheriff's deputy starting Thursday

Published 08/24 2016 11:49AM

Updated 08/24 2016 12:50PM

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Some students who attend school in Mandan will be getting a police escort to classes due to the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
28 students live south of a barricade put up on state Highway 1806,
Rob Keller a spokesman for the Morton County Sheriff's Department says the bus will be met by a Sheriff's deputy and be escorts to Mandan schools.
He said the escort will go to the Fort Rice boat dock along the route and back to the schools.
It will also escort the bus home.
Keller says it will ease the buses route through the security check point which is in place along 1806.
Only local families are allowed through the area.
Keller says the Sheriff's Department's first priority is safety.
He says the escort will go as long as the school deems it is needed.
Mandan starts school tomorrow, Thursday the 25th.
 

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