By JT

Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia, Texas (northwest of Houston) is getting some national attention.

A new policy states that to ensure a safe dismissal, students must take the bus to school…or parents must wait in the car line to retrieve their children.

The school is reportedly losing students and teachers over the policy: which began last fall when school started.  The principal and school board are apparently standing by the policy: which insists on students boarding a bus or other transportation when leaving school.  Parents must often wait in car lines as long as one hour to retrieve their children.

“Try to walk your student off the campus and you could face criminal charges,” says a Fox 26 Houston report (you can also learn about the story in the video above).

So…what’s “unsafe” about parents walking to pick up their children?

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