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Training underway for CPS ‘Safe Passage’ program

The men and women who will help protect Chicago Public School students as they walk to their new schools, thanks to historic school closings, are receiving their training.

About 250 people are attending the second day of “Safe Passage” training at the Lindblom Math and Science Academy at 61st and Wolcott.

They are participating in activities, practicing scenarios, and listening to guest speakers.

One drill involved building little towers out of newspapers, and then placing eggs on top. The eggs represent the kids.

“We have to put an importance on communication with the school staff, the police and everybody. So, cause shootings happen. It happens,” said Renard Williams, a “Safe Passage” worker.

Another group of people begin Monday, and training will take place throughout the school year.

600 “Safe Passage” workers will be ready to go on the first day of school, which is August 26th.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this report.

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11 Comments to “Training underway for CPS ‘Safe Passage’ program”

    Observer said:
    August 16, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Duck and Cover.

    Training completed.

    Jamal said:
    August 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    And all this for what? Why go through all this when they could just keep the schools open. So dumb.

    keith said:
    August 16, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    this whole safe passage is a joke!

    Babymae said:
    August 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    I agree with you Keith, BIG JOKE!!!!!

    keeping real said:
    August 16, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    who elects this officials!!!!! math does not add up!!!! risking more peoples life's[ poor people it does not matter]….

    smitty said:
    August 16, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    A bunch of bad eggs.

    ChicagoCommonSense said:
    August 16, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    How many of the 600 are affiliated with gangs? That's at least $1,200 a day every day. Chicago is looking and feeling more like Detroit every day.

    ChicagoCommonSense said:
    August 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    I meant $12,000….not $1,200.

    smitty said:
    August 16, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    One would think this program would be used in Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt not in the U.S.

    bubba said:
    August 16, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Let's see what happens when the real cold weather get here.Like -30 with the wind chill.

    Wild 100's said:
    August 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    next generation truncation

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