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Increase school security

I think that it is way too easy to enter a school with deadly weapons. On Feb. 7, two fifth-grade boys came to their elementary school with a handgun and a knife in their backpacks. If it weren’t for the lucky intervention of a brave fourth-grader, many innocent children may have been killed. Many more would be psychologically affected.

The school had no way to prevent it. The fifth-graders made it inside the school with deadly weapons. I think this is totally unacceptable. I don’t feel safe knowing that it only required 10- and 11-year-old boys to plan for two weeks in order to get into school completely undetected.

What if a boy walked into my school with a gun? Would he be stopped? Schools everywhere need to increase security so that another incident like this never happens again. It might be expensive, but it is worth the money if it saves lives.

Audrey Butler

Spokane


 

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