San Jose police were out in full force as a new school year kicked off Wednesday.
During the morning commute, officers kept a watchful eye on students returning specifically to Peter Burnett Academy, which is part of the San Jose Unified School District, one of the largest school districts in the region.
School and student safety is a top priority citywide, according to police.
While crossing guards paid close attention to children walking or being driven to school, officers targeted distracted drivers and issued a number of citations. They also reminded the community that the speed limit drops to 15 miles per hour in certain school zones.
Police plan to return to schools in other part of the city as the school day draws to a close to ensure that students return home safely after their first day of classes.