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Start by checking some of the clinics in the surrounding small towns.
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I have a question about a zippered hoodie...I bought one for each of my daughters. These were plain black but we had their names monogrammed on the back (not in Old English). They were told they couldn't wear them because the lettering was more than 2 inches. Also, numerous times when I visited the East campus, the student workers, at the front desk, were out of dress code.
There were strict dress codes when I was in school (late 60's-early 70's). Our parents knew the dress code and we knew we would get our butts busted (lovingly) if mom or dad had to come get us from school. We wouldn't lose our iphone, ipad, wii, x-box but we did learn that if an adult tells you to do something "DO IT" (unless it was physically harming you). Teen-agers..you get your "voice" when you are 18, working, paying taxes, footing your own bills. So for right now the teachers and tax payers are your boss. So if you want your "paycheck" (education), quit your whining and use your time at school for what it was intended.
My daughter was one of the students walking with her when it happened. Evidence enough for me.
All traffic was stopped when they began crossing Mockingbird. The lady who was driving the car was turning left onto Mockingbird from East campus. She did not see the girls (already in the street) they were already at the center line when she hit the one girl. The girls did look, they waited for traffic to stop before they started across. Although the police say the pedestrian was at fault since there is no marked cross walk, the driver should have been at fault because the girls were already crossing before she moved from the stop sign. Don't blame them just because they are teen-agers. I say they because the other one just barely got out of the way of the oncoming vehicle.
Traffic going both ways on Mockingbird was stopped when the girls started across the street. They had made it across the west bound lanes (were at the center stripe area) when she was struck. The vehicle that hit her was turning left from East Campus, did not see them (at all) until she hit the girl. These students walk from that neighborhood every morning because that is where they live. They are not dropped off by parents who do not have time to deal with traffic.
What about parents who live in that neighborhood but have to be at their work before school hours or do not get off at 4 pm ? The student walking was not dropped off by the parent(s). They were walking from their house because both parents were already at their jobs.
Put a cross walk at the entrance to the school and the city and the school decide who is going to monitor it to make sure kids cross safely between 8:00-8:30 am and 4:00-4:30 pm.
Where people are wanting the bridge and where the crossing light was is not where this accident happened.
Does the city really expect teenagers to walk all the way to Stockbauer to cross Mockingbird and the walk along Stockbauer to get to the Hike trail to walk to the school? That is expecting them to walk at least triple the distance, come on.