The zombies at the bus stop on Tuesday morning weren't leftovers from Halloween—they were sleep-deprived teens who headed out in the darkness to meet the school bus. Broadneck High School students start their day at 7:17 a.m.
There's currently a movement to promote legislation to prevent public schools from starting earlier than 8 a.m. However, there is not much time left to support an online petition.
Terra Snider's post on later high school start times that first appeared on Severna Park Patch Oct. 13 garnered a strong reaction from residents and others who have signed the online petition.
Snider said there are 1,000 signatures on the petition; however, 5,000 are needed by Nov. 2 for a White House response. Any resident age 13 and older can sign the petition.
If you support a later start time for high school students and haven’t signed the petition, you can do so at http://wh.gov/2qJ.