Schools open in St. Mary’s County

Students in Maryland’s St. Mary’s County head back to classes Wednesday.

Nearly 17,000 will be back at school.

Each of the county’s three high schools and its four middle schools will have School Resource Officers provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

The county’s sheriff reminds drivers to slow down and to be prepared to stop for school buses.

The fine for failing to stop and remain stopped for a school bus that has its flashing red lights on is $570 and three points.

CLICK TO ENLARGE. Here’s what to do when there’s a school bus nearby. (Courtesy St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office)

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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