NYC DOT Dodges Blame For Misspelled 'Shcool X-NG' Sign On Stanton Street

01/24/2012 12:42 pm ET | Updated Mar 25, 2012

NEW YORK -- Everyone who's ever gone to school should know how to spell "school."

But someone who plastered a school crossing sign on the street in front of a New York City high school got it wrong.

The New York Post reports that the big white letters in front of Marta Valle High School on the Lower East Side say "SHCOOL X-NG."

A spokesman for the city Department of Transportation said the error was made by a utility provider, not by the city.

The Post says workers apparently cut into the asphalt several months ago to get to underground utility lines. When utilities or contractors perform work on a city street, they are responsible for restoring it correctly.

The Department of Transportation spokesman said the error will be corrected.


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