For years, Staples High School seniors have had a non-school-sanctioned Homecoming tradition: a motorcade from Compo Beach to the football game. Students pile into and on top of cars and trucks, hanging out and waving wildly as drivers honk.
There was no Homecoming this year, due to COVID. Seniors resurrected the tradition for today’s boys lacrosse game against Trumbull High School.
A girl reportedly fell out of the back of a truck en route to the school, near the Post Road and North Compo, and was taken to a hospital. There is no word yet on the extent of her injuries.