Photos courtesy of Levittown Public Schools
Second graders at Summit Lane Elementary School in the Levittown Public School District were ecstatic to receive a surprise visit from members of the MTA Police Department’s Canine Unit on Jan. 31.
Second grade classes gathered in the gymnasium and listened to safety tips from MTA officers who are stationed at busy subway and train stations. They learned to always stay with an adult, how to navigate the platform safely and who to look for if they need help.
As the Canine Unit entered the room, the children could hardly contain their excitement, but they respectfully stayed in their seats. They learned about the role of the Canine Unit in keeping public transportation safe. At the conclusion of the presentation, students were able to approach and pet the unit’s dog one by one.