HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Parents and school leaders have been pushing for a crossing guard to work in front of Whitesburg Christian Academy before school starts and after school lets out.
Lacey Dean is a mom that has twin boys that attend Whitesburg Christian. She says the car line is fine until you try to turn on Whitesburg Drive. "It's a very busy section of road. You are afraid to pull out because they are going too fast." Teachers have the same complaints. "When they sped up that automatically puts our kids in harms way," says the Athletic Director Mark Hodges.
Jerry Reeder, the headmaster of Whitesburg Christian Academy, says, "Its dangerous. It is a heavy traffic area and earlier this week we had our first wreck and one of our students was involved in a wreck trying to leave campus." Around 300 vehicles leave the campus after school is over, and school leaders want to do everything in their power to make sure this doesn't happen again.
The Huntsville Public Safety Department has surveyed. Sgt. Darlene Davis is the Public Safety Supervisor. She says "everything seemed to be going well so we didn't make any changes." The area did not need a cross guard. "Due to the set up for the road, there are no walkers or bikers and there are no off-set intersections or anything that did not warrant putting a person there," says Sgt. Davis.
Davis says they will review the area again to see if anything has changed and if there is any way that they can help.