Student Hit By Car Crossing Road

Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) prioritizes the safety of students, staff, and
community members. Procedures are in place for the safety of students and staff throughout the
school day and during arrival and dismissal. LCSD 55 has a partnership with the Laurens County
Sheriff’s Office, which provides crossing guards at school sites with walkers starting at 7:15 AM
and 2:50 PM. Each school has assigned staff members to monitor and assist students at car rider
lines. Each school also has a designated School Resource Officer.

An unfortunate incident occurred at Ford Elementary School on November 18, 2022. A student
crossed Lucas Avenue at 7:11 AM and got hit by a car. A district bus driver immediately called
911 to report the incident. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident.
The student is currently under the care of the Children’s Hospital at Prisma Health Greenville
Memorial and is expected to be released within the next few days.

Additional supports are in place at Ford Elementary School. Mental Health Counselors, School
Counselors, and Psychologists are on site should students and staff need someone to speak with
or who need additional support. Instruction at Ford Elementary continues under normal
operations.