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PocketFinder, Life 360, Canary and August are some school safety solutions to consider

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    Back-to-School Safety Tech That Helps Keep Kids Safe
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    Millions of parents in the U.S. will allow their children to walk to and from school this fall.

    No matter how mature and responsible a child is, those few blocks without adult supervision are enough to make most parents worry, NBC News reports.

    Technology can help assuage concern and keep track of a child's whereabouts, with options ranging from a free app to wearables and connected home devices.

    PocketFinder, Life 360, Canary and August are some technological solutions to help children get to school safely.

    Inmates Take Down Guards With a Pencil, Go on the Run

    [NATL] Oklahoma Inmates Take Down Guards With a Pencil, Go on the Run

    Officials in Major County, Oklahoma, are searching for two inmates on the run from Fairview after they escaped from a private van transporting them early Tuesday. Officials say the two inmates were able to take down their guards with just a pencil. 

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)