Some parents in the Scottsdale Unified School District are upset over a new cell phone tower.
Parents said the tower, which is on the grounds of Copper Ridge Elementary School, is too close for comfort.
"It's right on top of our kids," said Megan Hackbarth, a parent in the district.
The tower is located near the campus right next to the physical education building and right near where classes meet.
"They eat in the cafeteria... the kindergarten and first-graders are right in that wing and you know, these young kids don't have fully developed brains," said parent Jennifer Johnson.
The American Cancer Society cannot prove the effects of radiation against people from cell towers.
Some of the parents CBS 5 News spoke with said they don't want to take the chance if there is even a slight chance of harming the children.
The district met with parents in a closed door meeting. Many of the parents said they were not satisfied by what the district had to say to them. Some even went as far as removing their children from the school.
The district is being paid $1,200 a month by the cell phone company to lease the land.
Scottsdale Unified School District tells CBS 5 News that the cell tower activation will be put on hold until the district can conduct their own research about the effects it could have on the children.
Some of the parents CBS 5 News spoke with have plans to consult an attorney and plan to attend the school district's board meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns.
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