Parents worry about kids having to cross highway, I-35 access roads to get to school

Children at South San ISD will have to cross Highway 16 to get to Zamora MS

By Max Massey - Video Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE: The school district has announced it will provide transportation for students, so they will not have to cross the highway by foot.

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Neighbors in one community are concerned it's dangerous for young kids to cross a busy highway to get to school in the South San Independent School District.

Currently, some students will have to cross the six-lane Highway 16 and the Interstate 35 access roads to get to Zamora Middle School

A lot of drivers know the intersection because they pass it on their way to work.

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On Tuesday morning, South San administrators were scheduled to walk across Highway 16 to show the school board that students will have a safe route to cross before classes start next Monday.

A KSAT crew arrived before 7:30 a.m. and saw no school administrators walking, but they did see South San ISD police units there.

Angela Guerra lives near the intersection and said it's simply not safe. "People don't stop," she said. "They don't stop at the stop sign. They just didn't stop, and they hit us, can you imagine little kids?"

Other drivers who frequent the area agree with Guerra.

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"I wouldn't let them cross at all. I would have to pick them up and bring them home,” Daniel Carlee said. “That's what I would do.”

KSAT 12 News reached out to South San ISD officials for a response, they sent us this statement:

Safety for our students is our highest priority. We will station a district police officer at the crossing during the school year. We'll also have a crossing guard on the frontage road of highway 16.

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KSAT also asked why administrators did not walk the concerning route Tuesday morning, but South San officials declined to comment.


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