Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 29/01/2015. Tags: Parenting Education And Politics
A lollipop lady was verbally abused by a number of parents outside a school in Drogheda, as reported in the Irish Independent
and The Irish Mirror yesterday.
The papers reported that Gardai have now been carrying out checks outside the school to ensure that parents are parking responsibly. The school, St Brigid's National School in Drogheda, Louth was handed a letter by the Community Policing Unit to give to parents about the on-going traffic problems outside the school.
According to the report, parents have been causing a number of offences by parking dangerously outside the school when dropping their children off, children are sitting in the front seat of their cars, not ensuring child seatbelts and child seats are used, and a minority group were acting aggressively to the Lollipop lady and a local traffic warden.
The Irish Mirror
“The note stated parents are “driving carelessly” and “parking in a dangerous manner” in bus lanes and on footpaths. The letter, given to pupils at the girls’ junior primary school, went on to claim that the traffic warden had been subjected to abuse.
“Instances have occurred where the lollipop lady has been verbally abused by parents and also has had parents not obey her duties helping your children cross safely to school.
have been present outside your children’s school in the morning and afternoon in the last school year and have verbally warned parents about the dangers they are creating outside the school.”
“This practice will take place again for this school year with random checks taking place by gardai.”