Calgary educators plan to step into the line of fire to protect downtown school children from fallout during this summer's G-8 summit. Anticipating violence on the streets as protesters flood to Calgary's downtown core June 26 to 28, Calgary's school boards are joining forces with police to protect kids from harm in their final days of the school year.
"We're definitely in consultation with members of the Calgary Police Service to keep everyone safe," board chairman Pat Cochrane said, adding many downtown schools could be dangerously close to violent protests and armed camps.
However, Cochrane did say the Calgary Board of Education will make contingency plans for schools with field trips planned in the Kananaskis area during the time of the G-8.
Last month, Rick Hanson, Calgary's deputy chief of police assigned to the G-8, said the largest security force ever to hit Canada will descend on Calgary for the G-8 summit.
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