Parents confront KISD over recent fights

Parents confront district over recent fights

KILLEEN - In our continuing coverage of the alleged violence taking place at Killeen ISD schools, concerned mothers stormed district headquarters Tuesday searching for answers, after they say their cries for help have been ignored for far too long.

After calls and emails to KISD Spokesperson Shannon Rideout and KISD Superintendent John Craft went unanswered Tuesday morning Channel 6 News and the concerned mothers visited district headquarters to try and talk to someone in person. 

The group walked into the superintendents office searching for Dr. Craft, his secretary told us he was not there and asked us to leave. KISD police then briefly talked to the moms outside of the building about their concerns, shortly after that conversation they were invited back inside for a private meeting with Dr. Craft. The moms say they got to voice their concerns in the meeting, but that the superintendent didn't seem to have a plan to fix the problem and that they left the discussion a little disappointed. 

"At this point there's no real direction I think the meeting was more about lets shut them up, if it wasn't for you guys coming to bat, stepping up and taking this seriously we wouldn't have gotten the meeting today" says Former Shoemaker High mom Shelly Hewitt. 

The moms tell me Craft said fixing the violence problem will have to be a collaborative effort between the district and parents, and claim he said that he will get in touch with them at a later date to further discuss possible solutions.


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