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West Lafayette second-grader's request leads to turtle crossing signs

Posted at 9:47 PM, Aug 09, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE — You've probably seen road signs that caution for deer crossing the road, or possibly ducks, but in West Lafayette, there are now turtle crossing signs. All thanks to a very kind-hearted second grader.

Jack Wietbrock wrote a touching letter to West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, asking him to consider installing turtle crossing signs, after Jack, his mom, and his brother saved a baby turtle on Cherry Lane.

 The mayor replied to Jack's letter inviting him to a city meeting where they presented him with a specially designed sign. Two signs are now installed on Cherry Lane.

Jack's mom shared a photo of Jack and his little brother, Teddy, saying she couldn't be more proud.