Schools take safety seriously


Dear Editor,


I missed the story that Mr. Dobson referred to in his letter of May 29 (lockdown drills at Carmel Elementary), but I am familiar with these exercises.

The afternoon of “Sandy Hook,”, Carmel Elementary’s principal e-mailed detailing its security practices, including the drills.

Mind you, I’m one who rails against the security theater that this country has embarked upon since Sept. 11, 2001. But with a son in that school, barely able to keep my composure that day, thinking of all the children in Connecticut, I was incredibly gladdened by that email. I know that our city’s schools take our children’s safety seriously and have the utmost gratitude for that fact.

And, the idiots in Congress can’t even pass common sense legislation about background checks at gun shows. How many more must die?



David M. Concannon

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