Normandy school district meets with parents after 'most dangerous' label

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 12:56 PM

(KMOV.com) -- How does a high school overcome being named the most dangerous in the St. Louis area?

Normandy School District officials invited the community to help create a plan Saturday to address school safety. Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch named Normandy High School the most dangerous in the area, citing the number of violent incidents and declining enrollment.

Phillip Boyd, the district's chief administrative officer, said parents must join forces with teachers and administrators to make an impact.

"People are understandably frustrated with some of the things that've occurred, but I think that this is the kind of thing where, if we really reach out, and we begin to have that kind of engagement, people understand that 'we're partners with the district...it's not just the district, it's not just the parents, it's not just the community'...we really have to have that village effect for our children," said Boyd.

District officials said they would take feedback from Saturday's sessions, then send out initial and long-term plans for preventing violence.

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