Letter: Schools’ choice a wise one

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Editor,

As a grandparent of Noblesville students, the approach that the school system is taking to prevent school shootings from happening again seems a wise one. They are using studies and research to guide their actions to protect students. They hope to add school resource officers, but of equal importance, they plan to add school social workers and a mental health specialist. Hopefully, Hamilton Southeastern and other school corporations will have similar plans as Noblesville. I would also hope that they make sure they have elementary counselors in each elementary school in order to help students having social or academic problems early in their school experience! Having taught in a system with such programs, I have seen the good results of it.

What’s sad is the public schools in Indiana are not getting the financial help they need from the Republicans that are in total control of Hoosier state government. Therefore, the solution falls on the local property owner. What is even more sad is that they have done nothing to pass common sense gun safety laws, such as requiring guns to be locked up if there are kids in the home. The governor offering wand metal detectors may be a good political move but having been to school safety workshops, I have yet to hear any law enforcement officer say the wands will have any effect on school shootings. We all pray they help, but more likely it’s just a waste of tax money that would be better spent on elementary school counselors or mental health specialists!

Mike Boland, Fishers


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