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Normandy School District meets with parents to discuss security

by Diana Zoga

KMOV.com

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 22 at 10:21 PM

(KMOV) -- Normandy School District officials met with parents Wednesday night to discuss security, following an off-campus shooting that injured a 10th grader two weeks ago.

The student was shot while watching a fight across the street from Normandy High School on September 8th.

Watch our coverage here.

District officials maintained that the incident was an isolated one, but some parents called for more security, off-campus.

Carmen Ward has a child in elementary school, but says she's concerned about security at the high school. Ward says she'd like to see the district and area cities collaborate more on security issues.

Students from 24 different municipalities go to Normandy High School. Ward says there are rivalries between some communities and believes many problems start outside the school.

different municipalities. That doesn't lend itself to easier collaboration. That makes collaboration more problematic, but it doesn't mean it's impossible."

At Wednesday night's meeting at Lucas Crossing Elementary School, Superintendent Stanton Lawrence said, "Twenty four

District officials say they invite representatives from all the municipalities to monthly meetings with the school district.

Ward says she'd like to see more cities taking advantage of those efforts to meet.

 

"Dr. Lawrence is one person. So, yes, he called the meeting, but if the community leaders don't come out, if the parents don't come out, the three-way partnership, we won't, we won't ensure these children are safe," said Ward.

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