No guns in schools

 

As a grandmother of six school-age children and an educator who has taught and volunteered in public and private schools for more than 40 years, I am horrified at the proposal to allow school employees to carry guns.

I’m distressed over the influence of the NRA in our state. There is no sound reason for the proliferation of guns when there already is so much violence caused by guns. State Sen. Alan Hays says that the law will serve “the interest of maintaining a safe learning environment.”

To the contrary, this ridiculous plan would only endanger students and teachers. The way to prevent gun violence in schools is to keep guns out of schools. This legislation could result in unspeakable tragedy.

We as parents, grandparents and concerned citizens must make our opinions known and protect the safety of children and educators.

Phyllis Greenberg, Pinecrest

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