School security should be a must

After reading the Mirror article about Pennsylvania lawmakers coming up with “anonymous” reporting as a method of stopping any potential violent acts in the schools, I can only state that this is living proof that we have too many representatives and they have no clue what they are doing.

Many states and school districts are doing the one thing that has started to make a difference and that is placing armed security officers in the schools — period.

This is the best deterrent, bar none, that exists, and it’s a right-now action. A “no need to debate it, see who likes it, get my name in the news about it” action.

Hire the officers. If you need to take some of the six-figure income and benefits from the figureheads masquerading as superintendents, then do it.

If you need to tap into the million-dollar reserve, then do it.

After all, the life of one person — whether it’s a student, teacher, custodian or whomever — is much more valuable than making interest off savings.

After reading Sen. John H. Eichleberger Jr.’s comments about this worthless piece of legislation, I am glad he will no longer be able to take our tax dollars as a paycheck when his term is up.

Please stop dragging your feet in Harrisburg and do the right thing. Fund armed and trained security.

It’s really a no-brainer.

Frank J. Kauffman

Tyrone

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