Highland, Ill., Perryville, Mo. Cancel Trick-or-Treating

HIGHLAND, Ill. (KMOX) – With thunder and lightning in the forecast, town leaders in Highland announced trick-or-treating is being moved to Friday night.

“We’ve had some complaints come in,” Highland Police Chief Terry Bell says. “We’ve also had some people praise us for looking out for the kids and I know this has put a crimp in some plans.”

Some residents have called in to say that they trick-or-treated during storms as kids so their own children should be allowed to do the same.

Bell says no one will get a ticket for trick-or-treating tonight, the announcement is just an advisory.

“That’s really their choice. What we’re saying is we would hate to have something happen and have someone struck by lightning,” Bell added.

The southeast Missouri town of Perryville has also advised parents to postpone trick-or-treating until Friday due to weather concerns.

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