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Community wants more police at Raymer Elementary

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Community members who attended the Raymer Area Block Watch meeting are hoping police will have more of a presence at Raymer Elementary after a 15-year-old student admitted to bringing a loaded gun to school last month.

Parents in the area are hoping more will be done to keep students safe at school.

"The first actual thought is, ‘This isn't happening,'" said Michelle Layman, a concerned parent. "You hear about it and you're like, ‘Not us, not our school, not our children.'"

Layman has three children who attend Raymer. She says her worst nightmare came true the day she heard about the loaded gun brought to school.

"It's scary to know that gun was in school the whole day," she said. "I feel like now when I drop my kids off at school, literally, I feel like when I watch them walk through the door, I don't have no control over the situation anymore."

The Raymer Area Block Watch has been going strong for eight years. Every month they meet and discuss crimes they've seen around the neighborhood. Thursday night they talked about having more of a police presence near the school.

Layman said the block watch has played an important role in the community.

"It's amazing how more people are communicating, and really starting to get the attention of people, and starting to clean it up and coming together," she said. "I think it's what they need to do."

Block watch leader Robin Sopko says sometimes children just don't know better.

"Sometimes, kids…they get gifts sometimes of knives, or cool BB guns, and they want to show their friends, like show and tell," Sopko said. "So each different situation has to be weighed out."

The student that brought the gun will be sentenced at the end of the month.

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