Letters to the Editor

Guns on campus

When I saw the Jan. 22 headline Guns on campus bill advances, I thought that I was going to read some news that could promise more peaceful and secure schools where students would not have to fear shots ringing out unexpectedly.

But no, it is quite the opposite. The Florida Legislature has decided that adding more guns will solve the situation. They believe that although there are armed campus police present it is necessary to allow other campus employees to be armed. The minimum age for such a role is 21.

How can a student in a classroom, confronted by one gunman, distinguish the good guy from the bad?

I consider this a very unwise move on the part of the Legislature and urge our representatives to reconsider.

Alison Williams, Miami

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