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FOX 35 helps prompt bus changes to make pick up line safer

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Ashley Maddox spends two-and-a-half hours a week just sitting in a line to pick up her two children from Idyllwilde Elementary school.

She says, "It is a pain because, look at this! You have to get here like 30 to 40 minutes ahead of time just to get your child."

The pick up line typically goes down three blocks on Vihlen, a two lane road in front of the school. But, it's not just the wait time that has parents and neighbors concerned, it's when cars, even school buses cut the line and drive into oncoming traffic to get to the school or past the line.

FOX 35 News shot video Tuesday after school. You see the school bus cross the double yellow line, into the oncoming lane to make a turn into the school to pick up the children. Neighbor betty brooks has seen it before.

She says, "I saw that. It actually went on the other side of the road."

We called the school, the school district and the school transportation director.  We were given this statement by Seminole County School Spokesman John Reichert.

"The district was unaware of this problem and once we became aware, we immediately sent an area supervisor to address the problem."

We went out to the school Wednesday to see if that was the case.  We saw an area supervisor who was sent out to make sure the buses were coming in from another direction, so they didn't have to cut the pick up line. He was handing out pieces of paper to each bus driver, informing them not to cut the line.

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