Parents concerned about bus stop safety in Charlotte County

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla., - Concerned parents in Charlotte County say their kids' lives are at risk if the District doesn't change their bus stop.

The bus stop is on Luther Road in Deep Creek. Parents say it's dark in the mornings and there aren't any sidewalks.

"Walking to the bus stop is crazy for all of us," said Kaylee Eggl, a junior at Charlotte High Shool.

Currently, Charlotte County buses pick up more than 100 kids less than a quarter mile from the Hampton Point Apartments, where the majority of students live.

"I just think we need a sidewalk, somewhere out of the road would be great," Eggl said

The County says there are no plans in place to put a sidewalk or street light on the road.

"When a parent does have a complaint, we do take it serious. That's their most precious commodity is their child. We understand that their safety is crucial to them so we try to do everything we can to help the situation," said Mike Riley, with Charlotte County School District.

Riley says bus stops are chosen based on on locations the Department of Transportation deems safe but parents are able to appeal if they have a complaint.

Parents can express concerns to the Charlotte County School District Department of Transportation by calling 941-575-5400.

An official from the District is expected to assess the bus stop to determine if any changes need to be made. 

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