Las Vegas Sun

October 19, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

We need metal detectors in schools

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Ten years ago, when I went back to my old high school in Chicago to check on plans for a 50-year anniversary, I was shocked to see that students had to enter through metal detectors. There were two police officers present, one in front of the school and one in a police car cruising the area during the morning and lunch hours.

Las Vegas students have brought guns into the schools because of irresponsible parents’ failure to secure their weapons. This represents a tragedy about to happen. I cannot think of any better investment for facilities or police time than to do the same as is done in Chicago to protect our children.

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