PALO ALTO (KCBS) —  Palo Alto has agreed to keep security guards at Caltrain crossings for at least another six months.

While there hasn’t been a teen suicide since the beginning of the year, two people recently had to be removed from the tracks by police.
Palo Alto Councilman Gregg Scharff said he was glad to see the city extend track watch until the end of the school year.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

“The safety of our youth is one of the paramount goals of our city,” he said.

Palo Alto recreation manager Rob de Geus said while additional volunteers are needed to watch the tracks residents can also help in other ways, by supporting youth.

Overall 11 people have died on Caltrain tracks this year. The last incident occurred on Thursday in San Mateo.

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