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Parents express concern as they drop their kids off for school

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Parents of Roosevelt Elementary School students expressed concern as classes started Tuesday morning. Parents of Roosevelt Elementary School students expressed concern as classes started Tuesday morning.

Monday afternoon's shooting happened just a few blocks from Roosevelt Elementary School.  Even though the suspect in the shooting is still on the loose, Sioux City police lifted the lock down for the westside neighborhood and the schools.  As parents dropped their kids off for school Tuesday morning, many expressed a little concern about the situation.

Tony Boyle walks his daughter into Roosevelt Elementary School Tuesday morning.  Monday's shooting, that happened just a few blocks away, is on his mind.

"Oh, absolutely," says Tony Boyle, a parent of a Roosevelt Elementary School kindergartner. "It's something you always think about especially when it happens just a few blocks away."

Other parents expresses similar concerns as they dropped their kids off for school.

"You're a little more leery when things like that happen," says parent Crystal Lawson.  "Nobody wants their kids to be in that situation, so it's a little scary."

"I don't know if I'd let them walk," says Betsy Wilde.  "I'd rather take them and drop them off."

"I'm pretty sure the police have it handled," says parent Chad Torno.  "I hope they do anyway.  I mean, I'm always nervous when I let her go to school anyway, but I have to trust that they know what they are doing."

Classes started as scheduled Tuesday morning, even with the suspected shooter, 22-year-old Jamal Dean, still on the loose.  Parents said they hope police find him soon.

"It's a little scary.  I wish they'd catch the guy," says Boyle.

"I just want him caught, so we can all relax and get on with our lives," says Wilde.

Tuesday morning, police lifted the lock down and said they don't feel Dean would target schools or children.

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