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NLR High looks at safety after alleged rape

North Little Rock High School met with concerned parents Thursday night to discuss improving security measures after a student was allegedly raped in a classroom.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - North Little Rock High School met with concerned parents Thursday night to discuss improving security measures after a student was allegedly raped in a classroom.

Currently the school has security cameras and requires all students and staff to wear name tags, but after last weeks alleged sexual assault, the school is beefing up security and asking the district for more resources.

North little rock high school parents brought up many safety issues they say may have prevented the incident last week when police arrested 18 year old De'undre Womack for raping a another student in a classroom.

Now parents want to redefine harassment in the student handbook, and want stronger disciplinary action for infractions.

Mindy Baird is a parent who attended the meeting.

"I do think the school is doing of everything they can with the resources they have. "

North Little Rock School Board member Darrell Montgomery says, "Make certain these concerns are heard and action is being taken. "

The school district is currently reviewing safety procedures and implementing new measures.

Shara Brazear the NLRSD communications specialist says "We always want to make sure we can improve any way we can in safety and security for our students."

Many parents voiced disappointment not more teachers and staff showed up for the meeting, but there is a faculty meeting planned next Wednesday. Also the safety suggestions and security additions recommended will go before the school board October 20th.

De'undre Womack is currently in jail with no bond.

The school is creating a student safety group, asking for an additional principal, additional security officer and more cameras on campus to prevent situations like this from happening again.
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