is reporting that the fence is up at Green Lake Elementary School. School authorities rushed to construct the fence after a student was hit by a car when she ran out of the playground after school hours Jan. 13. The child didn't suffer any serious injuries, but Principal Joannie Bowers told parents that the collision is exactly the kind of thing she is afraid of.

The brand new fence at Green Lake Elementary
  • The brand new fence at Green Lake Elementary
I called Seattle Public Schools and Bowers to find out why they had left a part of the playground unfenced in the first place—SPS didn't have any information about the long-term history of the fence and Bowers never called back. In any case, the fence is up now, and hopefully no more kids will run out into the street while playing tag.