Students in San Francisco being trained to be crossing guards on March 3, 2014. (Commodore Sloat Elementary School)

Students in San Francisco being trained to be crossing guards on March 3, 2014. (Commodore Sloat Elementary School)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Elementary school student crossing guards were back “on the job” at Commodore Sloat Elementary School in San Francisco on Monday, following a more than three year hiatus.

More than 20 young elementary students on Monday held stop signs and directed traffic along Darien Way under the supervision of a police officer. The program will also be implemented at Alice Fong Yu Alternative School and Lakeshore Elementary School.

It’s a twist on an old icon, said Commodore Sloat Principal Greg John, with kids holding the stop signs instead of adults. “We observed that when children were out here doing crossing guard work, grown-ups behave better,” he said.

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