Parents concerned about broken school crosswalk signal

Posted at 7:19 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 19:24:33-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The school crossing light at the corner of NE 13th Ave. and Diplomat Pkwy. has parents concerned for their children's safety.

"It's been the same for 12 years and I don't know why it's suddenly stopped," said parent Kelly Molnar. 

Molnar has a son who attends Diplomat Elementary school. She's been walking him to and from school after the school crossing light  stopped working last week. 

"You know it is dangerous and our kids lives are at stake," said Molnar. 

However, the light has continued to work for the middle school drop-off and pick-up times. Parents told FOX4 they have called the district several times asking for the light to be fixed. 

"She returned my phone call and explained to me that she would definitely get the Department of Transportation on top of this," said Molnar. 

It's been 5 days since the light stopped working. Today, FOX4 contacted the school district wanting to know who we needed to talk to in order to get the issue fixed. 

The Department of Transportation spokesperson Betsy Clayton got back to us this afternoon and said while it's unclear why or how this happened, that it should be up and working again for elementary drop-off Tuesday morning.

The Department of Transportation said the proper protocol should this happen near another school in the district is to report it to the Lee County School District.