Police threaten to ticket parents blocking roads around Arab school

Northeast Alabama
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ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) — Police are asking parents to not block roads around Arab Primary School, but soon the warnings will end and tickets will have to be issued if things don’t change.

Arab police say parents are lining up too soon to pick up their kids, sometimes two hours before kids are let out for the day. Those cars are blocking access to the school area and neighborhood driveways.

Parents have been given flyers asking them to not arrive until 1:45 PM to line up to pick up kids, but so far those requests have not been followed.

Police plan on being at the school to monitor the situation this week and say if they don’t see changes, drivers will be issued traffic citations for parking on a highway.

WHNT News 19 has learned this is an ongoing problem, but recent concerns over school security promoted officials to act. They say having so many people lined up blocking traffic for hours could be a safety problem because those vehicles block access to the school for emergency crews.


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