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Schools put safety tech to use to protect athletes

Posted: 10:53 AM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-24 11:54:29-04
Football Bellevue West High School

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Concern for athletes suffering concussions and studying the link to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been on the rise in recent years. With that, concern for student-athlete safety has come to the forefront for parents and schools in the Metro.

Tonight on 3 News Now Live at 6, Reporter Jon Kipper will show you how one school, among others, is putting safety tech to use to protect players and help them get them the care they need after concussive hits.

See also: Changing attitudes and focus on athletes suffering concussions

We'll also be looking into:

  • How area law enforcement is stepping up their game to keep roadways safe.
  • Growing pains in Ralston - Why downtown development is causing business owners concern and what's planned for the area.