No talking on a cellphone in a school zone is the law in Texas, but at one local elementary school, there were administrators who weren't sure they could enforce the law.
The school crossing zone at Mead Elementary School is not in front of the school with signs where parents can read them.
Shortly after the Defenders inquired, Northside Independent School District spokesman Pascual Gonzalez confirmed that according to the law as it is written, district police do have the ability to enforce the law and begin issuing citations.
The story stirred a range of reaction from fans of KSAT's Facebook page, with some worried about the kids and others defending their right to talk on the phone when they are sitting in a parked car.
"I agree. (Parents) are too busy on the phone. They don't pay attention to what's going on around them," posted Letty and Simon Garcia.
"The problem is parents drive on school property while on their phones. You're in a school zone still, that's just common sense! A sign shouldn't have to be posted," wrote Jen Gutierrez.
"I thought the cellphone sign was on the side of the road to alert drivers that it is against the law to talk on a cell while driving in a school zone. I wouldn't think that law applies to a parent parked in their car. Where is the danger in that?" posted Nathalie Jones-Boyd.
The last comment was echoed by several drivers in response to the story.
It is not illegal to talk on your cellphone while parked in your car on school property, but school officials say it is prudent.
One of the school employees explained she often sees parents on their phones when they are parked waiting to pick up their kids.
She went on to say that when the bell rings, the cars start to move and sometimes parents will just start moving forward without looking up first.
To read the law, click here (PDF).