COM­I­CAL BID TO KEEP KIDS SAFE NOT SO FUNNY FOR PAR­ENTS

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A Win­nipeg busi­ness is apol­o­giz­ing af­ter a hu­mor­ous at­tempt to dis­cour­age par­ents from drop­ping off their chil­dren on its prop­erty to at­tend a nearby el­e­men­tary school back­fired. The sign posted out­side Par­enty Reit­meier Trans­la­tion Ser­vices ini­tially con­tained the words “This is not a drop-off zone” writ­ten in­side the shape of a stop sign with a sep­a­rate phrase be­low that read: “Chil­dren left here will be eaten.” A par­ent and the Louis Riel School Divi­sion com­plained, which prompted the com­pany to cover the word chil­dren on Wed­nes­day and the en­tire phrase soon af­ter. Busi­ness owner Jean-Pierre Par­enty says the sign was put up af­ter years of ask­ing par­ents not to use his pri­vate lot as a drop-off zone be­cause of nu­mer­ous near ac­ci­dents. Par­enty says he has since or­dered a new sign to be a good neigh­bour.

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