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May 19, 2010 4:23 AM by Jeannette Hynes

Child safety meeting in Monument

A young girl's life is lost, and a community looks for answers.

"When you lose a child in our community that becomes extra extra tough for the parents in our community.  I'm a parent myself," says Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk.

Tuesday night at Creekside Middle School, an intimate group listens to ways they can talk to their children and protect them.

"You always worry about what they might get into or what they may experience," says Karen Morgan, parent of a boy who will start high school in the fall.

This child safety event provides parents with the first steps to giving their children a safe place to live and learn.

"Maybe eventually other parents will open their eyes and ears and come here," says Doris Poulin, another parent who attended the event.

Some of the speakers included Susan Payne, Executive Director of Safe2Tell, 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May, and administrators from Lewis-Palmer School District 38.

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