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In wake of tragedy, Pinellas students push for end to bus stops on busy streets



PINELLAS PARK — Horns blared Sunday afternoon as drivers passed teens waving signs that said "Honk for Change" and "RIP We (heart) U Nora."

About 35 of Nora Hernandez-Huapilla's classmates gathered at the spot where she was killed Friday while running to catch her school bus.

Several said they hope the tragedy will persuade the Pinellas County School District to do away with bus stops on busy streets.

"We've done our share of crying," said Noora Kahill, 16. "We've got to make some awareness and make some changes. No one needs to be walking out in six lanes of traffic at 6 a.m."

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:45am]


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