How Safe Is the Walk To School?
Laurie Terry says she worries every time she watches her kids walk away into the dark, especially when she sees a school bus pass them by. Terry says the recent murder of Somer Thompson has left her with an uneasy feeling about letting her five year-old girl and twelve year-old boy walk to school. She says she would like to take the kids to school herself, but with three more at home and no access to a car it's impossible.
"I don't ever want nobody calling saying Miss Terry we don't know where Timeria is at, she was walking with her brother and he said when he looked around she was gone." Jackie Johnson, the Public Information Officer for Alachua County Schools says the reason everyone doesn't have access to the bus is because of state laws and funding. There are 14,000 children in the Alachua County school district that live within two miles of their school and must find alternate transportation.
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