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"T-rex" helps kids cross the road safely in Great Falls

Posted at 2:00 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 16:00:00-04

A school crossing guard in Great Falls got into the Halloween spirit on Friday to help kids get home from school safely.

Gary Schoenthal works as a crossing guard at Lincoln Elementary School in Great Falls.

On Friday, he wore an inflatable T-rex costume; he said he had been planning this for about two months.

When he asked the school’s principal about the idea, the principal thought it would be a great idea.

"With the COVID going on the way it is, the kids seem to be taking the brunt of the burden it seems like. We just need to have a little fun,” said Schoenthal. "That’s kind of what I wanted to do. I wanted to bring some smiles back instead of everything being so sad and gloomy.”

He hopes more crossing guards will dress up in costumes next year.