Since the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, school security has been one of the number one issues across the country.
"I do think it's important they know they are safe when they go to school," said Colin Pinkney, a CMS parent.
County officials and Charlotte Mecklenburg School officials have been studying ways to help students stay safe. Now county officials confirm they are looking at a plan to spend about $30 million on security upgrades.
"I'm not against that," said Shanotta Thomas, another CMS parent.
"I wouldn't be against it, but I don't know if I'd automatically say 'OK, go ahead.' I'd want to look at it further," said Pinkney.
Eyewitness News was told that the district and the county want to use leftover bond money on things like fences, cameras and an ID system to scan visitors, but they have to see if spending the money that way is allowed.
Parents said they realize the possibility of danger but most of the time, do feel their children are safe in our schools.
"I can go to work, see my kids off and not worry," Thomas said.
Some say they want to make sure things don't swing too far the other way but they are glad the discussion is moving forward.
"I don't feel it's too much for the safety of my child," Thomas said.
One county commissioner said they haven't seen the detailed plan yet, but Eyewitness News was told that it could come up for discussion in March.