CPD, CPS urge safe spring break

April 2, 2009 4:44:07 PM PDT
The Chicago Police and Chicago Public Schools are promoting initiatives designed to help keep students safe when they're out of school for spring break. Thirty Chicago public school students have been killed by violence so far this school year.

At a news conference Thursday, the Chicago police superintendent stood with the public schools CEO Ron Huberman, who started his career as a police officer. The emphasis was on making sure kids make curfew to keep them safe at night.

"We want to provide our young people with the safest environment to learn," said Supt. Jody Weis, Chicago Police Department. "And Ron will attest to, education is the key. And we have to have our young people feeling safe to learn, and we will do everything we can to be committed to that."

Curfew hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.