Crossing Guard Near Lincoln Middle School

Published 05/07 2014 06:19PM

Updated 05/07 2014 06:20PM

Peoria District 150 and city police are taking extra precautions at Lincoln Middle School today.

District officials say the police presence at area cross walks was prompted by the tragic accident of 11-year-old Trever Chick.

City police officers helped patrol traffic, and one of the district’s police officers held a stop sign so students could safely cross the street near the scene where Chick was injured on Monday.

One grandparent we spoke with believes crossing guards are important to have in the area.

She says drivers are always speeding by the school.

"Slow down, you've got little ones coming and going to school and sometimes they don't see the cars, but yet, they do need to slow down," said Sarah Washburn, the grandmother of a student.

A spokesperson for District 150 says it’s working with Peoria Police to make the area safer.

In the meantime, the district will have two crossing guards stationed near the school.

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