Last Friday (Jan. 21, 2011), we reported that a student had been hit by a car on Sunnyside Ave N, the street which borders the west side of Green Lake Elementary.
The child had been playing unsupervised in the school’s playground after school. The playground was unfenced, and the student ran into the street during a game of tag.
You can read more about the incident here. The story was also picked up by The Stranger’s SLOG, in a post titled “Something’s Terribly Wrong With This Picture” and by the Seattle Public Schools community blog, in a post titled “How Safe Is Your School?”
New fencing has now gone in around the playground: