FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2013
On Sunday June 2nd a photograph of a City of Bethlehem Police Department Crossing Guard was posted on Facebook. It was alleged that the Crossing Guard was wearing a firearm while performing his duties.
The City of Bethlehem Police Department investigated this incident and learned the Crossing Guard was wearing a pistol. The investigation also revealed there was no violation of the law.
The City and the Bethlehem Area School District are in agreement that from this point forward Crossing Guards will not be permitted to carry weapons while performing their duties.
This matter is closed with no further action being taken.