|Published:||Aug 28, 2013 11:32 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 28, 2013 11:39 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Elizabeth Rady said she's concerned for her son's health after a cell phone tower was constructed on the Poinciana Elementary School Campus.
"The worst fear that any parent would have, is that their child has cancer, there's many different things, there's sterilizations theres mood disorders, theres add, there's learning issues," said Rady.
On Wednesday night, the school district held a meeting to discuss the tower, the health concerns, as well as ways to make the tower less noticeable. Parents and near-by residents said the district has never considered their opinions. And they're not just worried about what it will do to the kids, but to the value of their homes.
"We pay taxes, we vote, its a democratic society and for you to just do this in the middle of the night, I think that violates the peoples how they feel about the safety of the school and also the government. What will they do next?" said Joe Mclaughlin.
There was a tower previously at this same spot on campus, but it was used for school communications, not for cell phones. School officials said they stand by their decision to lease the land to the cell phone company, Sprint, and say they too considered the health risks.
Superitendent Doctor Kamela Patton said the contract with Sprint has already been signed. Even so, Rady said she's not ending her fight to bring down the tower.
"I'm not the only one and they have probably got one of the biggest fights in their life and I can guarantee that five years from now, the same people won't be sitting on the bench," said Rady.
The school district said they would consider the parents and residents concerns.