Wyandotte parents expressed concern to the school board Tuesday evening about a 5G cell phone tower that is installed on the exterior of one of their elementary schools. After more than an hour of debate, it became clear to the school board that many local parents wanted the tower gone due to fear of potential health risks associated with it. The American Cancer Society does not have an official position on the issue, noting there is no strong evidence that exposure to 5G towers has negative impacts on human health at this time. It was reported that a partnership between T-Mobile and the district had been made, in which the telecommunications company pays $1,000 each month for permission to build the tower. Teachers and parents alike have mixed feelings oni this arrangement; some think that funding could be used towards improving local education while others are worried about potential exposure and its implications on children’s health. A number of parents spoke strongly against continuing with T-Mobile‘s proposal, threatening to pull their kids out of school if necessary.
In response, Superintendent Michael Duchane said he would take all concerns into consideration but stated he had yet to make any decisions regarding reneaing or endingthe agreement with T-Mobile. Local families are hoping for an answer soon so they can know what future lies ahead for their children’s safety and education. It is uncertain at this time what steps will be taken by either party involved in this controversy. The school board as well as T-Mobile must act quicky in order to address these worries and come up with a solution that both parties can agree upon and move forward together for everyone’s benefit. In the meantime, parents of Wyandotte students are urged to stay informed on any developments that may come up regarding this issue and voice their opinions in order to make sure their perspectives are taken into consideration. Doing so will help ensure that whatever decision is made on this issue will be one decided with everyone’s best interests at heart. By working together, the Wyandotte school board and T-Mobile can ensure that all parties will be able to receive what they want while protecting the health and safety of their students.