Durham Schools moves bus stop where students were threatened


DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham Public Schools has moved a middle school bus stop after a student was threatened while waiting at the stop last week.

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The stop located at Eastway Avenue and McNeil Street, which serves Brogden Middle School, has been moved closer to the center of the Franklin Village community, officials said.

The stop now sits at Blacknall and McNeil streets.

The move was put into effect Sept. 29.

On Sept. 19, two girls, ages 11 and 13, were at the stop when they said a man who exited a brown or champagne-colored SUV chased them.

Some concerned neighbors went to Durham Public Schools to get involved about the stop.

Some said the bus stop was too far away from the neighborhood and was without lights near it – too dark in the mornings.

Durham Public Schools urges families not to leave students alone or unsupervised while waiting for the bus.

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