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Hill City parents concerned about safety at the high school

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Some parents in Hill City say it's not safe to have the Hill City Public Library in the high school.       At a packed city council meeting, parents told city council members that because there's a long hallway to the library with no surveillance, they're worried that anyone can wander through the school.

They say  they want the library to be moved to another location.    

"I would just like people to be aware of what a major issue this is and how easily something can happen to these kids," said Hilary Goloda, a parent.

Over the past year there have been three incidents where library patrons have wandered through the school. The latest one happened in September, where a man went into the men's bathroom and started shaving with a straight razor blade. Students are also concerned about the location of the library.    

"I used to feel safe when I was in middle school. Then when I got to the high school I realized what a big issue it was having the public library there and how many people can actually get in," said Hannah Wilson, a Freshman at Hill City High School.

Council members listened to parents and students, but did not make any decision tonight. The library has been located in the high school for seven years.

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