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Private school in Riverview installs wooden stakes to stop drivers from cutting through its lot

Posted at 1:43 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 18:09:27-04

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — A local private Christian school in Hillsborough County is taking matters into its own hands to try and stop drivers from cutting corners.

East Bay Christian School is on Spring Break this week, so the principal at the private school used this free time to put in wooden stakes to stop drivers from using their grass lot as a road.


"They’re in a hurry to get somewhere and they don’t want to wait their turn like everybody else," said Principal Bruce Dubois.

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Dubois said they have to minister and reach out to their community, but he worries that someone is going to be hurt right outside the school.

He hopes the half dozen wooden stakes would be enough, and will take measures further if this isn't enough.

Another concern is how drivers cut through the school's parking lot to get to Old Big Bend Road to avoid the backup from a traffic light at Lincoln Road at Big Bend Road.

"Sometimes people are really nice about it and they say I’m sorry, and I won’t do it again, some say thank you and then just speed on through."

With the school's Spring Break this week, and Hillsborough County's Spring Break the following week, he says the true sign will be a week from Monday when school traffic returns.