EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Parents became upset when the school told them they are going to try and “be more aware” of their surroundings.
Melissa Flynt has three kids, one in elementary school, one in middle school and another in high school. Due to the schools' response and rumors of the world ending on Friday, Melissa says she's not taking any chances and she'll keep her kids home. She says she would like to see additional staff patrolling school grounds and parking lots. Other parents agree, saying there needs to be an escape plan.
"Do they hide? Do they lie on the ground and lay still? Is there a specific location the children can be evacuated to? And the children need to be talked to about how to react, who to go to, what to wait for,” said concerned parent Melissa Flynt.
Flynt says when her children aren't in school, she limits what they watch on TV and she doesn't allow them to play violent video games. The bottom line, she says, is the phrase "we will be more aware" is not enough. Instead, she says there needs to be a plan of action. She's on a mission to make a difference by spreading that message.