Parents upset over walking track policy at school

MULVANE, Kan. (AP) — Some south-central Kansas parents cited the Columbine and Sandy Hook massacres as reasons why senior citizens should not be allowed to use a new walking track at an elementary school while classes are in session.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1fauRVI ) reports a few hundred people showed up Thursday in Mulvane Grade School’s new $13 million gym for a special school board meeting.

The school’s new walking track and fitness studios were completed last month as part of a bond issue voters approved in 2012. The facilities are leased by the Mulvane Recreation Commission and have separate entrances from the elementary school.

Residents 55 and older are allowed to use the elevated walking track, which overlooks the gymnasium, during school hours. Parents say that poses a danger to their children.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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