Henderson students honor crossing guards
The students and staff at Robert Taylor Elementary School recognized their crossing guards at an appreciation breakfast Thursday. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The students and staff at Robert Taylor Elementary School recognized their crossing guards at an appreciation breakfast Thursday.
Students decorated place mats and wrote essays to let their crossing guards know how much they are appreciated. Anthony Woodard wrote about the day Cheryl Pascone saved his brother from getting hit.
"This driver, she wasn't looking," he said. "She just kept speeding across the road. But Cheryl saved him."
Pascone said she didn't do anything special that day. But she admits there are close calls with drivers and students all the time.
"There's a lot of cars we see going by texting, talking, not paying attention," she says.
The breakfast was organized by community group, Look Out Kids About. They are also trying to raise awareness about the need for crossing guards, by hosting a series of round table discussions.
"What's wonderful about our community here in Southern Nevada is everybody's been pulling together, especially because of recent events," says Lisa McKeon, the vice president of public affairs for Look Out Kids About. "Our cities are working really hard to try and problem solve. We're looking around the nation, what other communities are coming up with."