(MOBILE, Ala.) - Parents and students at Clark-Shaw Magnet School met with Mobile County School administrators Thursday to discuss their concerns with the incoming Murphy High School students in the upcoming semester.
Murphy High School was badly damaged by an EF-2 tornado on Christmas Day, and student will be temporarily relocated to portable classrooms at Clark-Shaw.
Parents were able to ask school administrators questions about the move after Superintendent Martha Peek and other Mobile County School Board members addressed them Thursday night. Many of the concerns surrounded security, and the separation of the middle school students from the high school students.
"I have really, really intelligent children that are very shy," Cheryle Tebor said, "We just want to guarantee that our children are not going to be bullied, that our children are not going to be harassed, sexually harassed."
Superintendent Martha Peek said things won't be perfect with the dual campus.
"Parents are concerned because they don't know how this is all going to operate," Peek said, "We're going to work to build that trust."
Peek said extra security measures will be in place at the school to make sure middle school students aren't mingling with high school students. Peek addressed Murphy High students Wednesday night about the changes, and said any failure to adhere to the rules would result in the revocation of the student's transfer and relocation to a different school.
Peek said Clark-Shaw parents that aren't satisfied with the current learning space would be allowed to relocate their children, but wouldn't be allowed to return to the magnet school.
Peek said it would take some shifting of classrooms, but Clark-Shaw should operate as normal. The two campuses will be separated by a chain-link fence.