School District Moves Kid's Bus Stop Away from Strip Club Parking Lot

September 9, 2011 - 9:50 AM
SC school district moves bus stop from strip club
School bus

A school bus (AP Photo/file)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Officials in eastern South Carolina are moving a school bus stop that was by a strip club after parents complained.

WPDE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/nDIGKq ) children had to wait in the parking lot of a strip club in Atlantic Beach to catch the school bus.

Misty Umphries, a mother who waits at the stop with her children, says she had to explain to her 4-year-old the meaning of "topless."

Horry County transportation director Jim Wright previously said the stop was the central point of four blocks it needed to accommodate. Wright was concerned that moving the stop to a community center that parents suggested would require some children to walk farther.

District officials have since decided to create two bus stops in the area. Neither is at the strip club.

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Information from: WPDE-TV, http://www.carolinalive.com/