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Oct. 7, 2013 Clearwater Police Hit The Streets To Keep Kids Safe

10/8/2013 5:55:01 PM

Contact: Rob Shaw

Oct. 7, 2013

13-0630

Clearwater Police Hit The Streets To Stress Student Safety On Walk To School

Clearwater Police officers will be helping elementary school students get safely to school on Wednesday as part of International Walk To School Day.

Nearly two dozen police officers will gather early Wednesday near four elementary schools to participate in the activity that is designed to teach youngsters how to safely navigate often-busy roads.

Schools participating in the walk are Belleair, Eisenhower, Leila Davis and Plumb elementaries.

Near each school, representatives of the Clearwater Police Department will meet with students and then walk to school with them.

Departure times vary from site to site, but most are in the neighborhood of 7:30 to 8 a.m.

Walk To School Day began in 1997 as a United States safety activity, but expanded to an international reach three years later. There were 4,278 events worldwide linked to the day last year, with 231 of those in Florida.

For more information on the routes and meeting places, contact Rob Shaw, the spokesman for the Clearwater Police Department, at 562-4333.