Crossing Guard Leaves Fayetteville School After 28 Years
Posted June 7, 2001 7:42 a.m. EDT
FAYETTEVILLE — Some students at Fayetteville's Alma Eason Primary School cried today, not because it was the last day of school, but because it was the last day on the job for 72-year-old Eva McCartney, who has been a crossing guard at the school for 28 years.
Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler has eliminated crossing guards for next year as part of budget cuts.
The children and their parents made a huge sign for McCartney, thanking her for keeping them safe all these years.
"She's like part of the street, part of the school. We are going to miss her."
In the school yearbook, McCartney isn't known as the crossing guard, but their guardian angel.