Parents concerned after shooting near Alton elementary school

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by Julian Johnson / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 7:23 AM

 (KMOV) – Safety concerns were raised after gunfire rang out near an Alton elementary school and classes were sent into lockdown last week.

Police say the shooting took place on Pleasant Street, less than 1,000 feet from Lovejoy Elementary School.

The school was put on precautionary lockdown and no students were hurt.

Some parents tell News 4, they didn’t get notifications about what happened until it was already over.

“Wow, both my kids go to school there. It would be really nice to find out when there’s a lockdown and not have to find out on Facebook,” said Jessica Gonzales. She received a note from the school sent home with her children that evening.

News 4 attempted to talk to district officials about these school security concerns and alerts but they did not comment.

In 2012, there was a fatal shooting which took place near the same school.

 

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