Bigfoot is now walking kids to school

Sasquatch is helping remind drivers to watch out for kids on the road now that school is back in session. (PBOT via Facebook)

PORTLAND, OR (KOIN) — Sasquatch has a new job: He’s helping remind drivers to pay extra attention on the roads now that school is back in session.

The fuzzy giant was seen escorting kids to Cesar Chavez School Wednesday morning as part of a unique crosswalk safety exercise you’ll probably only see in Portland.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation organized the exercise as a way to remind drivers to be alert on the roads now that kids are heading back to school.

Sasquatch is helping remind drivers to watch out for kids on the road now that school is back in session. (KOIN)
Sasquatch is helping remind drivers to watch out for kids on the road now that school is back in session. (KOIN)

“I’m just trying to send a message,” Sasquatch told KOIN 6 News. “I hope that if they’ll stop for me, they’ll stop for the little creatures on the road.”

Sasquatch says every intersection should be considered a crosswalk and that drivers shouldn’t go faster than 20 mph in school zones to ensure students’ safety.

PBOT’s exercise came a day after Roosevelt High School student Bradley Fortner was hit by a car while walking to pick up his girlfriend for the first day of school.

The 15-year-old’s mom says he “had a guardian angel.”

She said he’s still in the ICU as doctors evaluate the extent of his brain swelling.

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