Parents discuss safety concerns in wake of abduction attempt
EUGENE, Ore. - One week after an abduction attempt, concerned parents at Yujin Gakuen Elementary met with school officials at a private meeting on Monday night.
The media was not invited to attend, but the Eugene 4J School District said officials updated parents on the latest safety measures put in place.
For instance, a full fence has been put up around the campus to close off public access.
"Before this incident, Yujin Gakuen and Corridor at that old school building there had had a partial fence but it wasn't fully enclosed," Delf said.
Delf added that the school is also going to start cracking down on their visitor badge policy.
"In the past some parents haven't been as vigilant to make sure that they check in at the office and wear that visitor badge," Delf said.
After hearing the latest safety measures put in place, some parents still said more should be done.
"I think more needs to be done - maybe security cameras and even a set of locked doors beyond the reception area," said Carrie King, a concerned parent at Yujin Gakuen.
However, other concerned parents feel the school district is on the right track.
"The security measures that they're taking seem adequate to address the issue," Bryant said. "Parents have to let them know what they want. I'm just glad they're taking it seriously."
More than 500 students attend school at Yujin Gakuen Elementary and Eugene Corridor Elementary combined.
However, only 25 people made it out to the meeting on Monday.
Authorities are still searching for the suspect.