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Roosevelt Elementary School custodian Ron Badurek has a laugh with parent Cheryl Hutchinson as she waits to pick up her kids after school Tuesday afternoon in the upper Roosevelt parking lot.

Into the Roosevelt war zone

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If you have ever picked up or dropped off a child at Roosevelt Elementary, you have been to the war zone known as "the north side."

Every weekday morning around 8 a.m. and afternoon around 3:30 p.m., the battle begins as parents attempt to jockey into position for a pick-up or drop off.

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"It's nuts, it's crazy," said Roosevelt Principal Jerry Hanson, adding, "I know when I've been up there I've gotten some sign language from parents," he laughs.

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