Jaws-dropping Shark Week returns

Shark Week returns to SAFE BASE this week. To celebrate, a school bus in front of Iola Elementary School has been turned into a whale shark. Whale sharks can grow as long as a bus — or longer — but they're not a threat to humans.

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January 23, 2023 - 2:15 PM

SAFE BASE, the after-school program for USD 257, kicks off Shark Week at Iola Elementary School by decorating a school bus to look like a whale shark. Whale sharks are the world’s largest fish and can reach the length of a bus. They’re also harmless to humans. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Iola Elementary School is under a shark advisory.

A bus in front of the school was turned into a shark last week to recognize the return of Shark Week for SAFE BASE students.

That’s because some sharks can grow the length of a bus — or maybe even longer. 

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