Parents and teachers at one local school are demanding the district does a better job of keeping students safe. It all comes after a shooting that happened Tuesday in the middle of the day on Genesee Street in the city, right across the street from a building that houses two schools with students in grades kindergarten through twelfth.
The school was never on lockdown and students were dismissed shortly after the shooting. That’s why parents and teachers are asking the district to place a school resource officer in their building to help in situations like this.
The issue is a school resource officer, which is a police officer that is usually placed at a school when there are issues inside. There isn’t one at this building. Both the schools in the building are considered safe, but the surrounding neighborhood is what is scary for teachers, parents and students. This week’s shooting was the last straw for many of them.