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Desert Oasis parents gather for their own meeting to address student safety

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Desert Oasis parents are taking issues into their own arms after a collection of violent incidents prompted the highschool to go on two back-to-back lockdowns earlier this month. 

A guardian hosted a meeting at Windmill Library Monday night to talk about how parents can work collectively to maintain faculty leaders accountable to guarantee student safety. 

“At this level, faculty doesn’t really feel like a secure place prefer it ought to, “mentioned Christian Muehlhausen, a junior at Desert Oasis High School.

It was a heartbreaking remark to hear coming from any student. 
 “Every time that intercom goes off, I don’t know if it’s just me or anybody else it sets me into a little anxiety attack,” he mentioned.

This is a continuing fear for college students like Muehlhausen. 
Earlier this month there was a gun reported on campus, then the following day a struggle broke out within the frequent space which prompted the lockdowns.

Then this previous Friday a student was arrested after a gun was discovered on campus. 
“There has to be a way so that our kids could go to school and feel safe,” mentioned Cherish Morgan, who organized Monday’s meeting. 

She mentioned she has heard from faculty employees after the 2 lockdowns however felt they didn’t assist address the problems at bay and extra might be accomplished. 

“Basically working with the student to figure out why they did what they did and work with them to prevent them from doing it further,” Morgan.

Morgan mentioned she reached out to each faculty board member to add faculty safety as an agenda merchandise for Thursday night time’s faculty board meeting however has not heard again from them. 

8 News Now spoke to a guardian who wished to stay nameless, she tells us she volunteered to be a monitor again in December at Desert Oasis and mentioned she didn’t see any adults supervising the scholars within the hallways till it was lunch interval. 

8 News Now reporter Victoria Saha introduced this problem up to faculty board president Irene Cepeda, who mentioned she would an interview however has not returned our calls. 

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