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Parents: School should have warned of park dangers

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Jul 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Parents whose children went on a fatal field trip to a St. Paul park say they should have been warned of possible dangers.

Two students from Peter Hobart Elementary School were killed and two others were injured in a landslide at Lilydale Regional Park last May. Parents say a field trip information sheet sent home to parents did not mention the potential for danger. It only said the children should be prepared for hiking, climbing and getting muddy.

St. Louis Park Public Schools said in a statement that the district is trying to move forward while continuing to provide support for those impacted by the event.

Danielle Meldahl's 10-year-old son, Devin, was injured in the landslide. Meldahl says if she had been aware of the danger, she wouldn't have let her son attend.

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