Levittown parents start petition to extend bus routes for Division Avenue High School students

A group of Levittown parents say their teenagers are being subjected to a potentially deadly commute to school. Parents of students at Division Avenue High

The district says it is looking into adding

The district says it is looking into adding an additional crossing guard along Hempstead Turnpike.

LEVITTOWN - A group of Levittown parents say their teenagers are being subjected to a potentially deadly commute to school.

Parents of students at Division Avenue High School started a petition asking the school to extend bus routes. They want to include all high school students south of Hempstead Turnpike, and not just those outside the 1 1/2-mile radius required to be eligible for bus transportation.

Parents say they are concerned with a crossing at Hempstead Turnpike, which has been named one of the state’s most dangerous roadways. Earlier this summer, 13-year-old Bryanna Soplin was killed crossing Hempstead Turnpike in a hit-and-run crash.

"They are asking my child, who's 14, to walk across a major highway where over 18 people have been hit over the last few years," Pamela Mojica, of Levittown.  

The district says it is looking into adding an additional crossing guard along Hempstead Turnpike, but parents say that's not the solution.

The superintendent says it is up to Nassau County police to determine if there is a need for another crossing guard. Nassau police told News 12 they are working with the school to determine if additional crossing guards will be added to the route.

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