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Bus Tracker lets teens in high-crime areas wait inside school

The Chicago Sun-Times
April 23, 2012
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The excitement of school dismissal is different in Chicago’s crime-ridden neighborhoods. Students aren’t thinking about what’s for dinner, if they’ll pass a math test or whether to talk to the cute girl in class. Some are just thinking about the best way to get home without running into gang-bangers, witnessing a drug deal, getting robbed or shot. That’s what led Chicago Public Schools to team up with the CTA in getting Bus Tracker displays inside the exits of 36 high schools. “Around 1 or 1:30 p.m., these kids are thinking, ‘How am I going to get home?’ ” Harlan High …

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