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* Frick Middle School Student Killed in Hit and Run on MacArthur Boulevard and 64th Avenue

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The Oakland Unified School District is calling for a stoplight to be installed at an intersection near a middle school where an 11-year-old girl was struck and killed in a hit-and-run this morning, a district spokesman said.   The girl, a student at Frick Middle School, was exiting a bus shortly before 8:10 a.m. at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and 64th Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle that left after the crash, according to school district spokesman Troy Flint. Oakland police Officer Jeff Thomason said authorities are looking for the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle, but no vehicle description was immediately available. Flint said the school district is calling for the installation of a stoplight at the intersection rather than the stop signs that are currently posted there.  “We’re going to be conducting a comprehensive review of all the intersections surrounding our schools,” he said. The stoplight is “something that we think needs to be done immediately and we’re going to advocate for that.”  Grief counselors and the district’s emergency response team have been brought to the middle school to help students deal with the incident, Flint said. A family care center has also been set up at the school, located at 2845 64th Ave., for people that want to bring in their children to talk about what happened after school is out for the day, he said. Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited. Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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