By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — School safety was the focus of a rally in City Hall Park on Sunday, following an increase in teen violence in schools and in the streets.

“We are living a nightmare because we do not know if our kids will return from school. We do not know if our kids will return home from the playground,” parent Eve Hendricks said.

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Parents want more action, after a string of recent weapons arrests and violent incidents in or near schools.

The head of the school safety agents union has criticized the city for a lack of funds to hire more agents.

Following a stabbing at a high school in the Bronx last week, the Department of Education called in police officers to work along school safety agents.

CBSNewYork Team