Maclay, John Paul II Catholic awarded $1,000 by TPD

Posted at 4:27 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 14:12:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two Tallahassee high schools were honored Tuesday by the Tallahassee Police Department for their commitment to traffic safety.

At the beginning of April, TPD patrolled every high school for seat belt violations.

After their findings, they contacted the schools to tell them how their students did and reminded them of another check weeks later.

Tuesday, students at Maclay High School received a plaque and $1,000 for being the safest school, with 96 percent of the students buckled up.

And Saint John Paul II Catholic High was the most improved, increasing by 13 percent between the first check and second check.

"It's really great to know that our students are really taking care of themselves and are aware that seatbelts save lives and are doing their part to make sure that they are the safest that they can be," said Hannah Hosey, a sophomore at Maclay High.

The two schools can spend their $1,000 check on any school sponsored activity.