City Councilwoman Brenda Palmer said that Commissioner Jeff Ownby’s drive for a pedestrian cross walk/bridge at Bearden Middle is politically driven.
Ownby said his intentions are pure.
Draw your own conclusions, but here’s another tidbit: Knox County Schools Board of Education 4th District representative Lynne Fugate said she’s heard nothing of any need for a pedestrian bridge. From a phone message left after yesterday’s school board meeting:
No parents have ever contacted me about the traffic or the crossing of students …
and I was on PTA at Bearden Middle School for a couple of years.
… we’re going to keep following this, of course. Stay tuned, as the broadcast set says.
Here’s a video from yesterday showing the school SRO doing his thing there. Four students crossed the road at the end of class.