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Parents demand answers about school threats

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Hurst school leaders answered concerned parents' questions Friday following the arrest of a father who made threats against the school.

Alexius Tavo spent 45 days in jail for threatening to shoot up Donna Park Elementary School. Police were on high alert because of his release on Sunday and arrested him again on Wednesday when he showed up at the school.

The Hurst Independent School District superintendent spent about 20 minutes Friday talking to about 100 parents about the plan that was put into place to protect students.

"There were things in place that all of us don't know about and I'm very sure that everybody was safe," said Mike Glass, a parent.

But some parents said the left a little less than satisfied because only a few of their questions were answered. They described the meeting as tense and hostile at times.

"The child's stuck in the middle of this. But as long as that child is a student at Donna Park Elementary, Donna Park Elementary is a target," said Eric Friesen, a parent.

Tavo is now charged with violating a protective order and making terroristic threats. He remains in the Tarrant County jail on $200,000 bond.

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