We should consider armed personnel in schools

March 28, 2014 | 9:18 am

Before one rejects out of hand the proposed idea (of arming people in schools) as costing too much, consider the following.

We provide most schools with lunches because of concern for studentís nutritional health. We provide psychologists for the mental health well-being of students. We provide counselors to provide help in choosing studentsí future careers. We provide in some schools unarmed security personnel for safety.

Why not provide armed personnel to protect our studentís lives? Possibly an administrator, teacher, counselor, psychologist, security person, or a facilityís staff member could assume this responsibility.

Lloyd Frei

Iowa City

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