Grahamwood Elementary crossing guard is welcomed back to work with open arms

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Miss Flo is helping traffic flow again in a Berclair school zone. The popular Grahamwood Elementary crossing guard was hit by a car while helping students cross the street. Her recovery took her two months to fully heal.

Flora Wallace, known as Miss Flo, told Local 24 News she is incredibly happy to back at her job. So many parents and students stopped Wednesday to give her hugs and kind words for her first day back.

One parent we spoke with said she even practiced her job a few days before coming back so she knew she was ready. 

She says this is what she loves doing and wants to make sure no one else gets hurt while coming to and from school.

“They need to realize this is a school zone. It could have been a child crossing. Pay attention to your surroundings and slow down. Wherever you got to be will still be there,” said Miss Flo.

SCS says it’s looking to install flashing school zone signs along this street to remind drivers of the school zone. 

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