Chamblee Civic Center
3540 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341
Friday morning while sitting in an airport in Texas, I received information regarding this incident from a parent and I immediately reached out to Principal Veronica Williams to verify the condition of the child as well as to verify that the Dunwoody Police Department was involved.DUNWOODY, Ga. - Dunwoody Police say they are cracking down to make sure everyone keeps their eyes on the road after a close call with a student. The beginning and end of the school day at Chesnut Charter School is a busy time for crossing guards, but what happened last Friday morning was scary.
After a detailed conversation regarding the incident and knowing that the child was safe, I notified the Dunwoody City Council, Public Works, Chief Grogan, Principal Williams, incoming DeKalb School Board Member Stan Jester and Chair of the Chesnut PTA via email that we have a real problem at Chesnut and that our collective efforts to date have been ineffective.
After talking to numerous involved parties, it was decided that the new cross walk lights that were installed over the summer near the Southern driveway and car pool lane would soon be moved to the main cross walk directly in front of the school. As per our Public Works Director, Mr. Michael Smith, this change will likely take place over the week of Thanksgiving break with a fall back deadline of the semester break in December. Other items being explored are additional street lighting as well as possibly an additional school zone flashing light / sign South Bound on North Peachtree Rd near Peachford warning drivers that there is a second school in the "School Zone".
To all the Dunwoody residents who are reading this, please be very diligent to drive safety and with extra caution when near any location where children are prevalent. Let's set an example for those who may be passing through that we value the safety of our children.