4/10/2013 10:16:00 AM Letter to the Editor: How do I know my school is safe?
To the Editor: Everyone heard about the tragic happening at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14th, 2012 at Newtown, Connecticut. Many other tragedies have taken place over the years, and it has made students feel less and less safe at school. Since these happenings people have tried to figure out how to handle these situations. Many people think they have the answers: like arming teachers or bringing religion into schools. It is hard for me to understand how other people think doing things will help. I think that arming teachers would be absurd because more accidents could happen. Everyone has a different belief or religion and they can have that, therefore bringing religion into public schools is not the answer. So what is the answer? Security systems and other things may help, but they can’t stop it. President Barack Obama is trying to make this country safer by setting new laws for gun privileges, but others say that is what is protecting them. I attend school at Waukon Junior High as an 8th grader in northeast Iowa and we have safety policies and we have lock down drills every once in a while, but I wonder how will this keep me safe if something really does happen. How do I know I’m safe here?
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