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Bizarre: Officials Move School Bus Stop Near Strip Club After Parents Complain


...she had to explain to her 4-year-old the meaning of "topless."

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (The Blaze/AP) -- File this one under bizarre. Horry County School District officials in eastern South Carolina are moving a school bus stop that was by a strip club after parents complained.

In a report that seems almost too unbelievable to be true, WPDE-TV claims that children had to wait in the parking lot of a strip club in Atlantic Beach to catch the school bus.

Misty Umphries, a mother who waits at the stop with her children, says she had to explain to her 4-year-old the meaning of "topless." WPDE-TV has more:

The mother of four waits with her children at the bus stop every morning. Windy Prince, a mother of three, also says the bus stop shouldn't be where it is.

"I don't want my children being picked up behind that. I'm not knocking what they do, but I just don't think it's appropriate," she said.

Even Joey Zilker, who works at the club, agreed. "I liked to stand on the side of my club, but as far as being behind it to get on the school bus, it's ridiculous," he said.

Horry County transportation director Jim Wright previously said the stop was the central point of four blocks it needed to accommodate. Wright was concerned that moving the stop to a community center that parents suggested would require some children to walk farther.

District officials have since decided to create two bus stops in the area. Fortunately, neither is at the strip club. How the stop was originally placed so close to a strip club is a question that has yet to be answered.

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