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Fence me in



Some people don't like the idea of fences around schools. The public, they say, should have access to the playgrounds and fields when classes aren't in session.

A story coming out of Seminole County reminds about the importance of fences. And it has nothing to do with child snatching.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Seminole school officials will be taking a closer look at their elementary school playground fencing after an autistic student walked away from campus during recess . Luckily, the boy wound up at a nearby house, where a passing county fire crew found him.

But the fact that the boy could just slip away has superintendent Bill Vogel concerned, beyond the poor oversight by an aide who faces discipline. He wants to make sure that all the schools have proper fencing that keep kids in, as well as others out.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:25am]


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