Hundreds of guards help escort Chicago kids across gang boundaries to new schools

  • by: DON BABWIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 26, 2013 - 3:30 PM

CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago children whose schools were shuttered last spring walked to new ones on the first day of school Monday under the watchful eye of police officers and newly hired safety guards there to provide protection as the kids crossed unfamiliar streets — many of them gang boundaries.

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