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Wichita school warns of stalled trains endangering students


October 12, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita school's officials are raising concerns about trains stalling for long periods of time on nearby tracks, which is leading students to crawl under boxcars and across the couplings to get home.

Hamilton Middle School Principal Justin Kasel told the Wichita Eagle that trains traveling just north of the school sometimes are stopped for up to an hour, tying up traffic.

"It can be stuck there between five and even over 60 minutes," Kasel said.

More than two-thirds of the school's 600 students don't qualify for a bus, so they either walk or get rides.

Kasel said st...

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