UNIVERSITY PARK (CBS.DFW.COM) – Many parents are concerned about the safety of their children because of the West Nile virus.

“It makes you nervous as a mother because you can’t really protect them constantly while you’re out there because you don’t know if you’re going to get bit or not,” said Elise Danner.

The threat of West Nile virus has been obvious in University Park, just this week it claimed the life of another resident and hospitalized another.

Concerned parents say they are looking for all the help they can get when it comes to protecting their families – and they are getting it.

With Monday being the first day of class for Highland Park ISD, which serves children living in University Park, all of the district’s seven schools have been targeted for spraying.

“With this problem especially in this area I’m glad that the school district is looking into it before it becomes a bigger problem and try and keep our kids safe,” said Caroline Winfield.

The spraying is an added measure of comfort for these parents who say you can never be too cautious–when protecting the ones you love.