It's no joking matter: Children are living and learning with violence in their halls. Monday, two Nottingham High School students were stabbed by another student.

"There's been a lot of violence in our communities, right, so we not only want them to feel safe in their schools. We want them to feel safe in their communities also," said Syracuse Board of Education President Derrick Dorsey.

Wednesday, teachers, students and community members stood before the Syracuse City School Board demanding an end to the violence.

"And again, it's not just the district. How can we assist the county? How can we assist the city? And how can they assist us because this is a community issue?" asked Dorsey.

The community presented questions and wait to see if there are any answers to keep students safe inside and outside of schools.