CAPE CORAL, Fla., - One week into the new school year, more bus stops in Lee County are plagued by safety concerns.
A grandparent who didn't want to be identified reached out to Four In Your Corner on Thursday after his grandson expressed concerns that he's nervous about his walk to and from the bus stop due to traffic.
He says that his grandson, a 6th grader at a local middle school has to walk 5 to 6 blocks on the grass each day but in one particular location, the bushes force his grandson to get "dangerously close" to the road.
The grandparent tells Fox4 that he's reached out to the School District to change the bus stop to the corner of NE 15th and Gator Circle. "The bus driver comes to this stop sign and makes a left on the Gator Circle to get to his very first bus stop. It's not going out of the way, it's not detouring his stop, it's not changing his time."
A spokeswoman with the School District tells Fox4 that they haven't received a call from residents in this area this year. Safety is their number one priority so they encourage parents with safety concerns to contact the district directly at this number - (239) 772-2349.