Armed employees will be in our schools beginning January 2014. That’s when Spokane Public Schools will become one of only two districts in the state to take this drastic measure to combat potential violence. Ironic, isn’t it, that 13 peace officers will trade their diplomacy for tools of destruction.
Where is the outrage at the continued increase in the militarization of our society? I believe there are many alternatives to arming employees and hope that most in Spokane agree with me.
If you do, please join the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and other concerned citizens in protest of this madness. We will be voicing our concerns at the Spokane Public Schools board meeting on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.