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Walkers not allowed

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Call it a sign of the times, but it's more of a safety issue for school administrators that are causing a headache for one neighborhood.

According to the mother of a kindergarten student at Leonville Elementary School, her child isn't allowed to take her normal walking route anymore. Living directly behind the school, that walk took about three minutes. But the principal there said cutting across school grounds is no longer an option.

Principal Barbara Roberson said it is a safety reason and that all entry points need to be secured and supervised. The back of the school is not a supervised area and that's why she will no longer allow children to walk from their homes, behind the school and to the front. Melora Miller whose daughter is effected by this says many parents are in an uproar over this and it should not be allowed to go on.

Students living in that area do have the option of taking the bus however Miller says that bus ride takes about forty minutes. Living along a highway with no sidewalks leaves them with no other walking options.

The principal does have plans to build a fence around the school, to better secure it and supervise everyone who enters onto school grounds.

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