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January 6, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Hoping for best isn’t enough

— Still struggling to accept what happened in Connecticut, I was anxious to hear what our school safety specialists and our elected officials had planned to make our schools a safer place. I was ready for a plan, for something, but was very disappointed when I read the article, “Train for worst, hope it never happens” posted in the Dec. 16 issue of the Pharos-Tribune. Throughout the article it explains that our schools have a plan of action in place, which I respect but can’t help but feel this is not enough. The recent events in Newtown, Connecticut have shown us that the existing security protocols aren’t adequate so we need to take our security to the next level. We are talking about our children. There are so many little things that could be done to increase security and keep our children safe. Yes, nothing is foolproof and won’t promise to completely prevent such happenings, but every little thing helps. Right? We owe it to our children, teachers, principals, janitors, secretaries, lunch ladies and parents to take that step further to protect them due to this tragic event. You go to a hospital, a mall, an airport, or your county building, they all have security guards but yet our schools do not. We are willing to pay someone to protect our doctors, nurses, cashiers, and judges; why not our teachers and students?

On the news this morning I saw Mayor, Johnathon Hornik, of MarIboro Township, N.J., announcing that when his 8,000 students return from Christmas break there will be an armed police officer at each school. He said that as an elected official he knew that he could not just sit back and HOPE that this will not happen in his town. So, I guess my question is to our “elected officials.” What are your ideas, what are we going to do to keep our schools safe? I realize that we can’t prevent every bad thing from happening, but I believe any step in advancing security at each school could deter a similar event from occurring.

How can we tell our children that we are “hoping for the best?” Why aren’t we telling them that we are doing everything we can do to protect them?

Elizabeth Myers

Logansport

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