My mind blew on this. Was at a smallish town at an acquaintance's house. Nearby, a middle school was letting out, with multiple police (school and city) on duty. I saw at least two parents with SUVs picking up their kids, then driving *less than a block* to their house.
What gives? Are people so paranoid these days that they assume that their children cannot walk 500-1000 feet from a school to their house? Is there a legit reason to fear that their kids will get snatched up in this short distance? This seems like insanity to me.