Parents question plan to reopen Huntington Station school

HUNTINGTON STATION - Some parents in Huntington Station are upset over a proposed plan to reopen Jack Abrams Intermediate School after it was closed last year following several shootings and stabbings.

The school board voted to close the school to students and just use it as an administrative building. Now, officials are considering bringing the students back, but some residents wonder whether all of the safety concerns have been properly addressed.

"If they don't clean up the neighborhood and take control of the neighborhood, those kids won't be OK," says parent Heather Christy.

Community advocate Rebecca Sanin says the schools in the district are overcrowded and she's hoping change happens soon.

"All we're hoping for now is that the discussion starts right away so we can use all of our facilities and schools, and give our children a better education come 2012," she says.

Three separate plans were presented at a school board meeting last night, two of which include having students back at Jack Abrams.

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