Lincoln, Neb.-- The bell rings, and school is out.
But, the supervision doesn't end there.
Emily Hoeller and Sara Stewart, eighth grade teachers at St. Teresa School, are also in charge of watching over the students as they cross the streets and head home every day.
"It's a constant traffic at this time of day," Hoeller said.
St. Teresa is one of several Lincoln schools that use students and teacher to ensure safety while students head home from school.
"We're expecting [students] to be responsible," Stewart said, "[they] are leaders here. So, we want to make sure [they] are doing what [they're] supposed to do, and they do a really good job."
But, looking both ways several times, and paying attention, goes beyond the school zones.
Two incidents involving cars versus students have happened in the last week.
Thursday, a car struck a nine-year-old boy near 20th and Superior St. Police say they issued the driver a citation in this case.
The police report did not specify the boy's injuries, but does say the boy got up and ran to the other side of the street shortly after being hit.
And last Friday, a car hit a 10-year-old boy crossing an intersection south of Kooser Elementary school.
That boy suffered a broken foot and no citation was issued.
"There are vans, cars and everything coming through all the time," Stewart said, "so, [students] have to use crosswalks because [drivers aren't] necessarily looking for kids to be running out in front of the school, [drivers] are looking for kids in the crosswalks."
Thursday's incident happened inside a crosswalk, but, the school said a little extra attention from drivers, and those on the sidewalks, can mean all the difference.