Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Friday it has moved some southwest Charlotte bus stops after reviewing safety complaints in the wake of a student's traffic death.
Zoe Alana Deen, a 15-year-old Olympic High student, died after being hit by a car on Youngblood Road as she was running to catch her school bus on March 27.
Spokesman Tracy Russ said the district relocated some bus stops in the Southern Trace, Montreaux and Creekshire communities, and changed all Youngblood Road stops to the right side of the road so students won't have to cross that street.
Russ declined to discuss specific locations, citing safety for students at those stops, but said families will be notified as plans are finalized.
CMS runs the largest school busing program in North Carolina, even though it is second to Wake County in enrollment. About 127,000 students ride 1,100 CMS buses, which cross the county taking students to neighborhood and magnet schools.
Anyone with questions or concerns about buses and stops can call the transportation department at 980-343-6715 or use the transportation department’s website, which includes a form families can use to report unsafe stops.