New security measures aim to reduce violence in Chicago schools

09/11/2008 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

After 26 Chicago students were killed during the 2007-08 school year, school and police officials said they'd aggressively enforce curfews, increase police presence at schools in dangerous neighborhoods and allow students to anonymously text safety concerns to police. "The bottom line is that students know who the bullies and gangbangers are; we want to know that too," said Jody Weis, superintendent of Chicago's police force. "We must do what we can to prevent violence against our children."

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