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Parents say bulletproof glass needed in RPS middle school design

Posted at 7:23 PM, Sep 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-22 19:23:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Usually CBS 6 gets video of a shooting after the incident occurs, but that wasn't the case Friday. Cameras were rolling during a routine interview in Richmond's Mosby Court when a gunfire exchange erupted outside Martin Luther King Middle School breaking two windows.

Monday, concerned parents heard from RPS security officials regarding preparedness.

"You get used to it," Damion Thompson, a parent, said. "The first two weeks I have been living here somebody got shot at the corner."

Richmond police responded to the events within three minutes of the call coming in officials said Monday.

But some parents are wondering why Martin Luther King has so much glass on the outside of the building -- since it just opened last year.

"They shouldn't have built it with the glass period," Tagee Nash, who lives nearby, said. "It should of been bulletproof because it's right here in the projects."

CBS 6 took Nash's concerns to school board member Kim Grey and asked if she had any regrets about the design.

"I think it is sad we have to consider gunfire in our school buildings," Grey said. "We are going to have to deal with the buildings we have been given."

WATCH: CBS 6 crew captures gunfire erupting in Richmond’s Mosby Court