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Lady's Island Parent, "Hit my child, you won't need a lawyer"

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Some parents in the Lowcountry say a school bus speeds down their neighborhood street on Lady's Island every day, and they are afraid for their children's safety.

The narrow road is just feet away from the bus stop where kids gather on Tanayia LaPointe's front lawn.

"They come through here every bit of 45, 50 miles an hour," says LaPointe.

"The bus does not have any regard for the child standing there as it flies right past my child. All I can think is, 'what's going to happen right in front of me?'" she says.

However, the speed limit is just 25 on Friendship Lane. LaPointe's children's bus stop bench is just feet away from that street. She fears her children, ages ten and six, will one day come too close.

She says she's taking matters into her own hands, after telling News 3 she complained to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and to Coosa Elementary School. However, both say a complaint was never filed.

LaPointe posted a homemade sign that reads "Hit my kid because you're speeding, you won't need a lawyer". But she tells us a deputy told her to remove the sign.

"One [deputy] stopped and told me it's a threat and it's inappropriate and I had to take it down," LaPointe says.

But she still claims the sign does not slow down the speeding bus, and she feels the only thing she can do is to let her voice be heard.

"I'm going to fight tooth and nail to make sure my voice is heard because their [children] voices are too small," LaPointe says.

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