Mystery of school crossing patrol’s missing lollipop stick

MYSTERY surrounds the disappearance of a lollipop stick at a Southport school.

Council bosses have been left cross after they were informed that the key piece of kit designed to help pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes school safe while walking across the road, went missing on the afternoon of Monday March 13.

Nobody is quite sure where the fluorescent five foot long stick has disappeared to, leaving the whole saga an unsolved mystery.

An annonymous source contacted our reporter to say: “Recently the lollipop used by the School Crossing Patrol at Our Lady of Lourdes School on Grantham Road went missing from within the school grounds.

“According to the council the cost of replacing the lollipop pole is £90 which due to budget cuts is now an expense they can ill afford.

“If any member of the public comes across this lollipop, could they please return to Our Lady of Lourdes School!”

The school were alerted to the disappearance by a distraught patrol officer who asked the school to issue a missing notice in their school magazine.

All was not lost however as a replacement stick has now been acquired.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “As soon as the stick was reported missing, a replacement was found and the school crossing operated as normal.

“Ultimately, the lollipop stick is the patrol’s responsibility and should be kept in a secure place while not in use.!


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