NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- People in a New York neighborhood said the word "school" has been misspelled as "SHCOOL" for months on the street outside of a high school.
The residents said sign -- Stanton Street, outside of Marta Valle High School on the Lower East Side -- was painted "SHCOOL X-NG" during the summer and officials have failed to correct it for several months, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
"Nothing surprises me anymore at this school," said Linda Surles, PTA president at the school. "What's ironic is that the principal has probably painted the lunchroom and rooms inside over about five times since 2010."
The Post said it was unable to reach any officials at the school.
A Department of Transportation spokesman said the misspelling was the work of a utility provider and the company is responsible for correcting the error.
"We are contacting them to correct the error promptly," the spokesman said.