Administrators: Students walk past needles, feces to get to class at Bronx school

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School administrators at Legacy College Prep Charter School say the city isn't doing enough to protect students.

Administrators sent home a letter to parents encouraging them to contact city officials to do something about the needles and feces students walk past to get to class.
 
Administrators say nothing has been done and calls to protect students have been unanswered. 
 
Some students are unaware of the hazards, including the large amount of feces just steps away from the school. Parents say they have reached out to the 40th Precinct and Councilwoman Dyana Ayala for help.
 
Ayala responded to News 12, "I share the same concerns local residents and parents have about the drug activity on East 145th Street. I am working diligently with the mayor's office and various city agencies to ensure we are connecting people to treatment and addressing all safety and sanitation concerns. Our neighborhood is in the midst of a severe opioid crisis and we must participate in a comprehensive approach to combat it."
 
Legacy College Prep educates children in grades six through eight. An estimated 400 students are currently enrolled. 
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