Goose droppings causing problems at local school

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Hopscotch is one of those games kids love to play growing up, but students at James Weldon Johnson Middle School are doing it to avoid stepping in something they don't want to hop on.

"It cant be sanitary, it cant be healthy," said Allene Jackson, a parent at the school.

"It's like on Monday's it's the worst," said eighth grader Candys Robinson.

Students and parents say waddling geese on school property are leaving behind quite the mess. They say the geese travel from a nearby retention pond and leave droppings all over a hallway.

Robinson lives across the street from the school. She says this has been going on since she's been there from the 6th grade.

"You'll be looking directly to the floor instead of looking directly to your friends," Robinson said.

School officials say the poop is being cleaned up by custodial staff.

But, some students say the mess is still there.

Parents aren't thrilled either.

"If we could just train them we would be alright," Jackson said.

The Duval County School District says this issue is only seasonal and the school works to remove the mess.

They also say if any parents or students have concerns to take them to the school administration.


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