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Piper School District staff looks to reassure students, families after threatening messages found

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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Administrators at Piper High School tell parents they want to focus on solutions and preventing incidents like the ones this week from happening again. 

Piper superintendent Tim Conrad talked with parents concerned over racist and threatening messages scrawled on bathroom stalls in the past week. 

"Every effort, every day, is to provide safety for your child," Conrad said. 

On Friday, students at the school staged a demonstration, criticizing the school for its handling of these incidents and other incidents at the school. 

Several parents and students shared their experiences of racism at school. 

"My children have faced racial profiling and racism at school," parent Jetta Lynch said. "It's a problem when they come home every day saying they don't feel safe there."

Parents want to see the school adopt stricter disciplinary policies on racism and they hope to see this discussion continue. 

The school is still trying to find out who wrote those messages and a police report has been filed.

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