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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Thursday, Clark County School District held a public forum to figure out future protocol to handle school threats.

Parents, teachers, and community leaders voiced what they wanted to see done following a rise in racial threats at schools.

The tone changed when new CCSD trustee Danielle Ford commented, "the other one is the safety of colored students, in general ... These are two different conversations." She later apologized for her remark, adding "I am so sorry for saying that."

Several community members stormed out of the meeting after Ford's comments. 

"Ma'am please do not make me have security escort you out," board member Lola Brooks said to one woman.

"You don't have to, because I'm leaving because stuff like that is what's going to get our children hurt in the school district," the community member replied.

Brooks issued an statement from the board Friday.

Many parents of students who were assaulted or threatened spoke Thursday night and demanded answers. They called for more accountability in the school district.

Teachers said they needed more diversity training to keep conversations about race open.

"What I want is for the diversity training that you already have in place to trickle down to the teachers so we can know what to talk about, so we can have those open conversations and students can feel like race is something you can talk about," a teacher said.

Speakers also complained that incidents were not being properly reported by school officials, but parents made it clear what they want to see in the future: more accountability and more communication from the school district.

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