Amberton-Stockdale Alliance files lawsuit to have wall blocking path to Bakersfield school torn down

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Last week, 23ABC reported on a wall that was built in southwest Bakersfield that forces kids to find a new route to school.

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The wall sparked an outrage among parents and those concerned have taken legal action.

A lawsuit has been filed by members of the Amberton-Stockdale Alliance demanding homeowner Michael Hansen and his father Dan remove the wall they put up back in June.

The Alliance said the wall is forcing students to walk along a dangerous busy road when heading to school. 

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But the Hansens claim the wall was built legally on their private property and blocks off a strip that was once a convenient passageway for criminals.

The Hansens' attorney, Ray T. Mullen, told 23ABC this:

"The Panama-Buena Vista School District added a third bus stop right next to the wall so their students are not forced to walk or ride their bikes along Ming Avenue, which should also be qualified to explain that the Amberton bike riders do not have to go out of their way and cross Ming twice, as claimed by Mr. Whittington, they can merely retrace their morning route and walk their bikes for 500 feet on the broad sidewalk on the north side of Ming."


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