Crossing guards needed before school starts in Clark County
Metro has more than 400 crossing guards ready to help protect children as they go back to school this year. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- As thousands of students prepare to go back to school later this month, local police have a shortage of crossing guards to help ensure their safety.
Metro has more than 400 crossing guards ready to help protect children as they go back to school this year.
But it's not enough. And with the first day of school just a couple weeks away, the Traffic Bureau is calling it a major problem.
They say there are not enough crossing guards for Clark County elementary schools. It's a shortage that has prompted a plea for applicants.
Three schools in the district are in desperate need of crossing guards: Frias Elementary, Dean Peterson and Ruby Thomas. As of now, crosswalks will not be fully staffed for the first day of school.
The Traffic Bureau is hoping to get at least 22 crossing guards signed up before the first day of school, August 27.
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