Police standoff with convicted sex offender near school leaves parents concerned

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A six-hour standoff in Kansas City, Kan. involving a convicted sex offender drew a crowd of neighbors and left some parents of students at a nearby school very concerned.

The standoff with Gary Andrews happened at 57th and Parallel, less than a mile from the Kansas City, Kan. Early Childhood Center.

Hundreds of kids are reportedly enrolled at the school, which has two sessions, meaning kids are switched out during the noon hour.  Some parents say they believe more precautions should have been taken to keep their children safe, such as a lockdown.

“At school, I guess nobody pays attention, nobody cares, nobody looks out for none of these cases or people” said Gabby Chacon.

The Kansas City, Kan. Public School District spokesperson says staff was in close contact with police the entire day.

He says there was never a threat to any of the students, which is why there was no lockdown at the school.  He says district officers were with police at the command center to ensure students were safe.

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