Law enforcement out to protect school children
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With schools back in session, law enforcement officers are asking drivers to be extra careful on the road. New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies and Wilmington police are stepping up patrols around school zones. They will be issuing tickets to drivers not following designated speed limits. Deputies say keeping kids safe is their number one priority. NHC Sheriff Deputy Lt. Novella Harrell said, "They will be visible, out and about. We have our traffic enforcement out doing the school zones which I think you have seen already this morning. We've got all of our crossing guards in place making sure the kids are nice and safe." School resource officers and gang units will be patrolling school zones throughout New Hanover County.

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I think the only school the police care about is Codington. On any given morning or afternoon there are at least 3 and up to 7 police vehicles within a 1/2 mile of the school.They are the ONLY school I can think of that doesn't have walkers or bicyclers. No students there are at risk of being run over. But you never see police around Mary C. Williams, where there is one road in and one road out, people backing up illegally to a fence where many kids are walking and riding bikes. It's like a cluster-twist-up-out of control chaotic mess there every day. But at least codington students are safe @300 yards away from any cars or trucks, backed off the road safely.
If you have a concern about the safety of your children, try calling the police and see if they can come out during specific times of the day. My child goes to Trask and I see a Deputy on the side of the road every other day (including last year) running radar and making sure driver's slow down. I have another child at another school and called the Sheriff's Office to complain about speeders and the very next day their was a Mustang sitting on the side of the road. I saw him for 3 straight days and then at least once a week if not more