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West Irondequoit schools renew emphasis on student safety

The new school year kicked off Thursday morning in the West Irondequoit Central School District.

Irondequoit, N.Y. -- West Irondequoit is one of the last few districts in our area to begin the new school year, with classes beginning Thursday morning.

The district and town leaders are putting a renewed emphasis on student safety this year, following the death of Michael Lynch, a student at Irondequoit High School who was hit and killed while walking to school back in March.

Speed limits have been reduced from 35 to 25 mph in school zones and the district has added more crossing guards, while reminding drivers to slow down.

Alexis Arnold spent the morning learning more about those safety changes, catching with the the school district superintendent, the town's police chief, one of Michael Lynch's best friends, and one of the crossing guards.


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