A Spruce street school kindergarten student threatened that he would return the next day with a gun. The incident was reported to school superintendent Laura Winters. Police were called and the boy was suspended for two days.
There was a time when a child could play cops and robbers with his hand as if it were a gun and nobody would look twice. Now it would get him a visit to the principal.
In our High School if a kid threatens gun violence they could face an expulsion. If they come to school and end up in gang fights they are ignored.
When children are exposed to gangs an criminals on their street what do we expect of them? They have access to current TV shows about serial killers and drug dealers, where guns solve problems, not discussions or mediation. Their school becomes a secondary form of education.
Without a positive atmosphere in our schools and in our town, this will only be the beginning.
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