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La Follette High School makes security change but some parents aren't pleased

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MADISON (WKOW) -- La Follette High School is in a bit of a dilemma as it tries to take new safety measures after fights and dangerous threats. But after a meeting, school administrators are making security changes but some parents don't think they're enough. 

It was a much needed meeting held with parents, students, staff and the Madison Metropolitan School District this week that prompted change. Multiple school fights, and a threat on Snapchat that was later found not credible were the topics of conversation. 

"And it just so happened, the very next day a student brought a weapon to our school," said Sean Storch, the principal at La Follette High School. 

Storch said thankfully the student with the gun was found, but parents are still rattled. 

"Everyday you hug your kids and you say 'love you' and it's just like I hope they come home that night," said Tera Delabarre, the mother of junior Caden Delabarre who attends the high school. "It's hard. And I'm not the only parent that feels this way right now."

It's why the school is increasing security. 

"We added extra security cameras in our school in key locations. We are posting our adults at important entry and exit points," said Storch.

The school will also bring in a second educational resource officer. But some parents and students don't think these fixes are enough. 

"Unfortunately, I feel we're on the verge of something horrible happening here," Delabarre said. 

"I don't really know, maybe a metal detector would work in our school -- having everyone be screened before the walk in the building," said Caden. 

Still, Storch promises the changes being made and others that are being looked at will keep students safe. 

"Every adult in our school is as concerned as every parent because we love our kids like family," said Storch. 

Meanwhile, Delabarre and other frustrated and concerned parents plan to attend Monday's school board meeting to try to get more solutions. 

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