Eastwood's Lunch Problems
POSTED: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 6:09pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 5:58pm
El Paso, TX - Extra security guards lined the walls at Eastwood High School today. They're trying to crack down on students jumping the walls and darting into traffic on Montwood. A neighbor we talked to who wished to remain anonymous says the students are dangerously wreckless.
"When they cross the street, they don't pay attention to how big or how large the traffic is at the lunch hour," she said. "And I have seen them kind of horse-playing in the middle of the street before going to the lunch trucks that are parked in the church parking lot."
Students say increased school security should help crackdown on the jaywalking but the most useful solution would be to add a crosswalk closer to the lunch trucks.
"I think that maybe we should have a crosswalk here, so we could just cross right here," Eastwood student Sean Petty said. "Cause we wanna get our food as quickly as we can cause we only have 20 to 40 minutes for lunch."
The students' neglect of the posted traffic laws have also led to an increase in police officers patrolling the area.
As for the neighbors, they just hope the students will stop ignoring the traffic laws.
Eastwood principal, Debra Baker, said she acknowledges the problem and hopes to have a new crosswalk in the area by next school year.