Gun violence prompts South Side school to rush students out after class
A new safety policy at a Chicago Public School has teachers and students leaving the building as soon as possible.
Dulles school, located at 63rd and Calumet, took in students after 47 CPS were closed.
A memo given to staff told everyone to leave the building and the parking lot as soon as school lets out.
Administrators hope the decision will cut down on violence.
A portion of the memo read, “For safety reasons, PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES” reads one memo handed out on Sept. 6. “Inthe event that students are not picked up at 3:30, please bring the child and current phone number to the office. Staff members will not be permitted back into the building except to bring late students to office for phone calls.”
Dulles has a “safe passage” program, but a spokesperson said the quick dismissals were prompted after a recent murder in the area.