Local siblings relive pain of brother's murder

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4 | @KMOVMatt

KMOV.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 16 at 8:47 AM

(KMOV) – A family is asking Cahokia School District to relocate a school bus stop after a 9-year-old was struck and killed in 2013.

The siblings of Fabian Teson relive the pain of losing their brother as they stand at the same corner where he was killed in July.  Their mother said she has tried for months to get it changed.

"It’s too traumatic for them as well as myself,” Jennifer Davlin said.

She would like to avoid the corner of Lorraine and Donna Drive after her son was killed by a hit-and-run driver but the school district said this is where her other two sons must wait for the bus.

"Do the kids talk about it?  They do.  What do they say?  That when they go up there it's just too hard for them to see that and they just shut down it's just a reminder every day,” Davlin said.

It’s the same story Davlin has tried to tell officials in the Cahokia School District without any luck.

On Tuesday, she had to endure the agony of finding out the driver convicted in the death of her son was sentenced to five years in prison.

Cahokia School District Superintendent Arthur Ryan said, "it's certainly an understandable situation as to why she would want us to do something with the bus stop.”

Ryan said he’ll work on getting the two brothers away from the corner. He also made contact with Davlin to get the change in motion.

"I think it's sad it took the news to get something done, I think that it shouldn't have taken five months,” said Davlin.

She prefers a bus stop in front of her house since the bus passes by anyway.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for any further developments on this story. 

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