Florence school crossing guard hit by car

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A school crossing guard was hit by a car Thursday morning on Cherokee Road in Florence, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with S.C. Highway Patrol.

He added they're talking with witnesses and trying to determine what happened.

Collins said at this time, no charges are being filed.

Many people have called us asking for information about the condition of the crossing guard, saying he is a sweet and kind person.

Officials at All Saints Episcopal Day School said they can't comment on what happened.

They do tell us the crossing guard hadn't been in the position for very long.

School officials weren't sure of his condition, but said they prayed for him Thursday morning during chapel services.

School crossing guards are hired by the City of Florence.

The guards are thoroughly trained for two weeks, according to City of Florence Director of General Services Scotty Davis.

Davis said after that time, the guards go out into the field with training officers by their side for a couple of weeks.

He added the training officers work closely with them to make sure they’re doing the job right.

Davis said from time to time training officers will monitor school crossing guards without the guards being aware of it to make sure everything is being done right and to correct them on any problems.

We’re waiting on Highway Patrol to release more details on the incident.

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