READING, Pa. -

Icy sidewalks outside some schools in the Reading School District has left parents outraged and students falling all over the place.

The slick conditions have been creating hazards, and parents said their complaints have gone unanswered.

"The children can't even walk the sidewalk. The ice is at least three inches thick and everyone is falling," said Kelly Fegley, a crossing guard who has two kids in the district.

Fegley is just one parent in the district who has reached her boiling point. If only that fury were enough to melt the ice-covered, slick sidewalk outside 16th and Haak Elementary School that she said is putting children's safety at risk.

"My 8-year-old fell about four times. I went into the office and spoke to the nurse and the secretary and the principal and they told me there's nothing they can do," said Julia Arce, who has two kids at the school.

The sidewalks outside Riverside Elementary School were just as dangerous. Peggy Hartman tip-toed her way down in fear of falling.

"Oh my God. It was horrible. I mean, I was praying my hail Marys all the way walking on that ice," said Hartman.

Parents told 69 News when they complained, officials started pointing the finger and played the blame game.

"They say it's the city's problem, and you get a hold of the city, and they said it's the school's problem," said Fegley.

Icy sidewalk cleanup

On Thursday morning, 69 News contacted the superintendent's office, and within two hours the district sent a crew out to clear away the ice.

"You guys helped me out and I can't thank you enough. I give you a great big thank you for your assistance. The sidewalks are clear and you can see the concrete," said Fegley.

The school district told 69 News over the phone it's doing the best it can with the conditions. The melting during the day and re-freezing at night is not making its job any easier, but it's trying to stay on top of things.

Parents, on the other hand, said it was a shame it took several kids to fall to get something done.