Attacks Prompt Parents to Speak Out Over Race

1 decade 3 years 11 months ago Wednesday, May 03 2006 May 3, 2006 Wednesday, May 03, 2006 1:23:01 PM CDT May 03, 2006 in News
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HAZELWOOD (AP) - Parents in the St. Louis suburb Hazelwood are demanding an end to racial tension and violence at Hazelwood Middle School. Some told school board members last night they fear for the lives of their children. Race is at the center of the verbal and physical attacks. Parents say their complaints have been ignored. One student says she no longer wants to go to school because she is afraid something will happen to her. A parent told the board her son was attacked and badly beaten a week ago. School officials agree there is a problem but they are not sure to what extent. They say anyone involved in wrongdoing will be disciplined.

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