Parents call for increased safety measures at Elkhart Community Schools

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ELKHART, Ind. -- Parents at Tuesday evening’s Elkhart Community School board meeting continued voicing concerns surrounding bullying and improved safety for students at school.

Following the loss of Rio Allred to suicide in March, which her parents say was triggered by bullying, parents are continuing to call for more transparency with school counselors.

"I spend unpaid hours a day racking my brain for solutions and knowledge to even compete in this field of discussion. I expect that you are increasing your own knowledge by researching peer reviewed studies from outside districts or even further other states on how to implement a safe learning and teaching environment,” said one parent at Tuesday’s meeting.

Parents in attendance for Tuesday’s meeting also pleaded for more Elkhart parents to turnout for school district meetings in order to strengthen the calls for changes and improvements within the district.

An anti-bullying assembly is scheduled for May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Elkhart High School Freshman Division building on Blazer Boulevard.

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