CPS Faces First Test Of Safe Passage Routes

Source: NBC 5 Chicago

More than 400,000 Chicago Public Schools students returned to class Monday, the first time the district has employed so-called “Safe Passage” routes to help children safely travel to and from school.

The city hired 600 people to spread out over 50 miles of Safe Passage routes to escort children and help their parents feel more at ease. More than 100 of Chicago’s newest police officers also patrolled streets along the routes.

“It makes you feel a little safer to see all the police around,” parent Terrence Moore said.

Parents of students at Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School walked with their children after a man was gunned down just two blocks away Sunday night.

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