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PARMA, Ohio – Vicki Barrett’s front yard now sits empty after she decided to take down her controversial Halloween display, according to Fox 8.

Barrett said she was getting too much attention, and it made her family feel unsafe.

“I came down one night a little bit after midnight and happened to see stuff flashing in my front yard and looked out my window, and our front yard was full of people that we didn’t know,” she said.

FOX 8 first featured Barrett’s Halloween display on October 9.

Some people felt it was too gory for children and inappropriate with an elementary school right down the street.

Barrett said they never had any plans to take it down, but she said she had to consider her kids safety.

As for whether they’ll ever decorate for Halloween again, she said probably not.

“I don’t think we even want to do anything. We don’t even want to put up a pumpkin or any of what some people would think are typical Halloween decorations. That’s not the way that we want to express it,” she said. “I think, by us decorating what maybe some people think that we should would be almost caving in, and this is not a caving in thing. This is a safety thing for our family.”