Montrose parents voice concerns over school safety

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MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- Several parents in the Montrose County School District say their concerns about school safety aren't being heard, even after an open meeting on Monday night with school leaders.

"The school board didn’t say anything that they’re actually going to do other than telling us that they don’t have any money," said Adrian Rude, a parent of a Montrose High School student.

But Superintendent Stephen Schiell says he's listening:

"People got to express their thoughts and fears and concerns, and I got to express mine too because I’m as concerned as anybody else," he said.

The school district says lack of communication and physical security were brought up at the meeting.

"I do think the school district has some decisions that they need to make after the meeting," said Montrose Police Department Chief Tom Chinn. "I think they received pretty good feedback from the community."

Everyone we talked to can agree on one thing though -- school safety is a difficult topic.

"I've been in education for 41 years and I've had enough of letting this happen or maybe letting this happen," Schiell said.

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