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Parents: New bus routes put children in danger in Liberty County

Posted at 5:23 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 17:23:29-04

LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. — Leon County is not the only county having school bus route issues.

Parents in Liberty County are calling on the school board to change their routes as well.

Parents in Liberty County are saying that their children have to cross a county highway because of this school bus route change.

We spoke to one woman, Krystal Williams, who told us that a year ago, the school bus would come pick her child up at the end of her driveway and then do a three point turn to turn around.

Now, because of the new change she must travel about a mile to the new bus stop and her child and other children must cross county Highway 67 in order to get on the bus. The highway has a speed limit of 45 miles per hour.

"It's scary because you're taking a risk of a car having to end up hitting them," said Williams. "Our county is known for loggers so everyday you're taking a chance having a log truck coming down the road with logs on it."

Williams says she has contacted the school district and they told her that the districts insurance company will not cover damage done to the school bus if it has to back up.

We have made calls to the Liberty County School District. The transportation director refused to give us a comment.

The superintendent was not in the office on Wednesday and the assistant superintendent was in meetings.