Eaton Co. looking for crossing guards

EATON COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) -- The new school year is just around the corner and that means kids may be crossing the street before and after school.

Many districts are in dire need for more people to help keep children safe.

The call is out from around Mid-Michigan, including Eaton County.

Right now Eaton County has three crossing guards and they want to hire two more.

One of the guards is stationed at Delta Township Elementary school, but the district wants all five locations to have one.

The sheriff tells News 10 it's an important job.

"There are times where it can be a little dangerous because some people just ignore the crossing guards," said Tom Reich, Sheriff of Eaton County.

He also added that if someone ignores a crossing guard stop sign it is a misdemeanor.

"Our main goal is to keep our children safe out there," Reich.

The crossing guard is only a part-time position and lasts for the entire school year.

Training is also provided by the Eaton County Sheriff Department.

The sheriff also wanted to remind everyone, no matter what your age is make sure you look both ways before crossing the street.

If you would like to become a crossing guard you can contact the Eaton County Sheriff's Office by calling 517-372-8217 or head to their website,
HERE.

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