To the editor:
I have lived near Quail Run Elementary School for seven years. During this time, I have watched high school kids destroy property and drive their cars around the parking lot as if it were a grand prix race track, as well as openly abuse drugs and alcohol on the school property.
There was an incident the other week when my daughter and two friends were walking home around 9 p.m. via the Quail Run school yard. There was a group of high school kids in the parking lot so I started toward the school to watch for my daughter. I witnessed a Cherokee Jeep drive at full speed through the school yard and playground. As you can imagine, I was frantic knowing my daughter and friends were walking on that side of the school.
My neighbors and I have called the police numerous times over the years when the high school kids get out of hand. They respond, but seem to ignore the situation for the most part.
Something needs to be done to ensure the Quail Run School grounds are kept free of kids abusing drugs and alcohol, destroying property and generally behaving badly. This is an elementary school in a family-oriented neighborhood where children and adults should feel safe as they enjoy biking and walking on summer nights. This includes high school kids who are simply looking for a place to play basketball and visit with friends.
I hope this letter results in action taken by the police to keep our neighborhood safe.