Pennsylvania parents petition to keep cell towers away from schools

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Monday, December 23, 2013

The Cumberland Valley School District has agreed to lease out a portion of its campus to Verizon. Under the agreement, the cell phone giant would pay the district an annual $24,000 to build a tower on their land.

Some parents are hoping to change that.

Wednesday night, the Silver Spring Township Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with an amendment to the text in their current zoning regulation. This would prohibit cell phone towers from being built within 1000 feet of schools or daycares.

"Every day when you drop your kids off at school do you want to have to look up at a tower and say, 'I hope I made the right choice?'," said Jonathan Burns.

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