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Keeping Children Safe During Summer

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Just last week a young girl was hit by a car. That is why with summer breaking coming up, it's important the community know how to keep children safe during the summer time.

Warm summer days like Wednesday draw children outside to play, which can be dangerous if children are not aware of traffic. Superintendent Jill Ackerman says Lima City Schools try to give students safety tips, like using the crosswalk and looking both ways before walking into the street.

Even though she says they educate students year-round, schools can rarely control what happens during summer break. That's why Ackerman warns drivers to pay attention to the road.

Patrolman Eric Mericle says its also important parents warn their children about playing games or riding bikes in the streets during the summer time, even if it is in a quite neighborhood.

He suggest children play in parks and backyards and away from the streets.

Ackerman says police are still investigating the car accident that sent a young girl form North Middle School from the hospital.

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