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Embarrassed Florida officials move quickly to correct misspelled ‘school’ crosswalk

Back to school! Embarrassed Florida officials move quickly to correct misspelled ‘school’ crosswalk painted by contractors on the road

  • Instead of ‘school’ the crosswalk was painted with ‘scohol’
  • The spelling mishap went viral and left Florida officials embarrassed
  • The mistake was blamed on contractors hired by developers in Doral, near Miami
  • Locals stopped to take selfies standing in the unusual crosswalk

A road crew in Florida get an ‘F’ for spelling after painting the word ‘school’ incorrectly at a pedestrian crossing in the road.

Workers in Doral ended up painting ‘S-C-O-H-O-L’ by mistake after getting the letter stencils in the wrong order.

Instead of ‘school’ the painted crosswalk was spelled ‘scohol’ on a street in Doral, Florida

Locals stopped to take selfies of themselves standing in the unusual crosswalk

Locals stopped to take selfies of themselves standing in the unusual crosswalk 

The spelling mishap went viral and left school Florida officials embarrassed.

The spelling mishap went viral and left school Florida officials embarrassed.

Bizarrely, the mistake wasn’t noticed until Thursday when a driver spotted the error.

‘It’s not a good thing when you misspell school,’ onlooker Maxwell Easter told ABC7. ‘It’s not a good look at all.’ 

‘My buddy pulled it up on Twitter and saw that someone had misspelled school and we had to come see it for ourselves,’ Easter explained. 

The city tweeted to explain what was going on and that the mistake had been corrected

The city tweeted to explain what was going on and that the mistake had been corrected

The mistake was blamed on contractors hired by developers in Doral, near Miami

The mistake was blamed on contractors hired by developers in Doral, near Miami

Maxwell Easter is one of many who stopped to take a photo before the mistake was corrected

Maxwell Easter is one of many who stopped to take a photo before the mistake was corrected

It is not clear how long the mistake was left sitting on the road.

The city was notified by a local television station and the private contractor has now corrected its work.

The City of Doral tweeted: ‘This SCHOOL zone striping was handled by the developer’s contractor. They have been notified and are working expeditiously to correct. Thank you to all who brought this very important matter to our attention.’ 

It's not known for how long the mistake was sat in the road but locals found it amusing

It’s not known for how long the mistake was sat in the road but locals found it amusing

The road outside the school has been repainted with the correct letters

The road outside the school has been repainted with the correct letters 



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