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One Tupelo mother is relieved that her daughter now has a ride to school after she reached out to WTVA for help.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 7:51 PM
Updated: Aug. 9, 2018 8:54 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - One Tupelo mother is relieved that her daughter now has a ride to school after she reached out to WTVA for help.

Stacey Jennings has an eight-year-old daughter who started school at Lawhon Elementary on Wednesday. 

The two live on Canal Street, which is a half mile away from the school. 

Jennings said she was worried for her daughter whose only way to get to school was to walk.

Jennings said she reached out to the Tupelo Public School District to ask the school if her daughter could be picked up.

The district said school bus drivers only pick up students who live a mile away or further, according to a TPSD spokesperson, who also said this is a state law.

When Jennings was waiting for the school to give her an answer, she reached out to the WTVA newsroom to tell her story.

We spoke with Jennings on camera around noon on Wednesday, and a few hours later the district reached out to Jennings to say her daughter could be picked up by a school bus Thursday morning and for the remaining school year. 

Jennings reached out to WTVA again to say the newsroom helped make a change.

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