TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Just days before the Halloween holiday local law enforcement spent time in a classroom teaching kids how to stay safe.

Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Trevarthan visited Riley Elementary School on Friday, to talk Halloween safety when trick-or-treating. Trevarthan spoke to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The deputy told students to make sure to stay close to adults while walking near roadways and through neighborhoods and to be sure the kids don’t find themselves getting lost amid the festivities.

Also with the sun setting earlier in the evenings as the weather grows colder, Deputy Trevarthan advised kids to have a flashlight, glow-stick, or even have reflective strips on their costume for better visibility.

“That’s the thing about it, is just making sure the kids have a fun, safe, happy Halloween,” Trevarthan said. “These kids need to be reminded of some safety tips that they need to follow to make sure they DO have a fun, safe Halloween.”

He added that law enforcement will have extra patrols out on Halloween night to make sure people are being responsible.