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Parents Outraged After Teen Beaten With Belt by 3 Men in Dixmoor's Rosa Parks Middle School, Officials Say

Some parents and students in the south suburbs were furious over a security breach at a middle school involving three men that ran past guards and beat a student in a classroom.

Student safety at Dixmoor's Rosa Parks Middle School was being questioned after three men managed to get inside the building and beat a 13-year-old student with a belt Monday afternoon.

"I was afraid and concerned," parent Cecilia Sotelo said. "Cause I didn’t know what was going on in the school."

Parent Ricardo Foster Sr. said he was in the classroom when it happened.

"It's a community where everybody knows everybody, so they think nothing like this would happen, but it did," Foster Sr. said.

The parents NBC 5 spoke to said they weren’t notified about the incident until Tuesday morning.

Sotelo’s 11-year-old daughter is a fifth grader at Rosa Parks.

"They're kids and it's in front of the kids," she said. "I'm like, no, that cannot be happening."

With security cameras outside and a buzzer to get into the building, many parents were wondering how something like this happened.

"I think it's poor management with people letting people in," Foster, Sr. said.

On the district’s website, a letter detailed the incident. It said one of the men was in custody, while police continued to search for the other two.

The school district said it's working with police and reviewing internal practices to make sure incidents like this don’t happen again.

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