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Provo Short on Crossing Guards



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Provo officials say they don't have enough crossing guards to protect children crossing the street.

There are 45 crossing guards helping children navigate Provo streets, but police say they need four or five more.

Provo police Sgt. Richard Dewey says he's been stretching to cover the empty spots.

He says crossing guard jobs are hard to fill and have a quick turnover rate because of the nature of the work. He says dealing with drivers who may be speeding through a school zone or paying more attention to their cell phones can be stressful.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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