In 5th and 6th grade, I was the crossing guard. Had a white “Sam Brown” belt and a little badge. Don’t remember the name of the program. Safety something or other.
Me too, mid 1970s, only my Sam Brown belt was orange, and it was called Safety Patrol. Between crossing guard shifts, I could fold up my belt into a "Cat's Paw" and hook it to my belt and wear it in class.
Safety patrol. I was also a safety patrol when I was in elementary school.
The problem for the left is that safety patrols gave kids the wrong impression - it gave them the impression that they could DO something to keep the schools safe and gain some maturity in the process.
God knows, we don't want kids with those kinds of ideas!! /sarc