Embarrassing "SHCOOL" Sign Replaced Outside Manhattan High School

The error occurred when a contractor ripped up the street for utility work and replaced the existing markings, utility claims.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012  |  Updated 4:14 PM EDT
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A glaring misspelling on a street sign outside a Manhattan high school has been fixed.

The painted pavement on Stanton Street outside Marta Valle High School had read "SHCOOL X-NG."

Utility workers used heavy machinery to ground up the wrongly placed "H'' and "C'' in the sign on Tuesday.     

The correction was made a day after the New York Post reported the spelling error.     

The words were created with industrial "textured tape'' that permanently sticks to the asphalt.     

Con Ed told the Post that the error occurred when a contractor ripped up the street for utility work and replaced the existing markings.     

It said the mistake outside the East Village building that houses three schools had been there since July 2010.

Initially, neighbors told the Post it had been placed there over the summer.   

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