The murder of 20 small children in a Connecticut elementary school is a sad and horrific reminder that we have crazy, psychotic, psychopathic murderers in our society. History of other school murders and the more recent theater killings in Colorado are evidence of that terrible fact.
There was been much talk in the media and by politicians about what causes people to do such horrible acts and what to do about this obvious danger in our schools.
It’s obvious that if there had been an armed police officer in uniform at the door of the Connecticut school when the murderer broke the glass to get into the school, this terrible tragedy probably would have been prevented and those precious little children would have lived to go to school another day. It’s that simple.
We pay taxes that pay for police protection in this country. If our government cannot provide police protection for our children, then this is a sad day in this country. Police officers are plentiful on our expressways, catching peopole for going 5 mph over the speed limit. Surely, armed, mature, properly trained police officers can be placed at the doors of our schools to keep our children safe from murderers.
According to news reports, many schools in Ohio already have placed police officers in their schools. That is what needs to be done in Kentucky. Our politicians should not just put this off, hoping people will forget about the horrific tragedy in Connecticut.
I’m asking our state government to require armed police officers who are mature and properly trained to be in every school in Kentucky. If we can’t protect our children in school, then there is something terribly wrong with our society.
Thank you for publishing this in your paper. Your publishing this may motivate our legislators to enact legislation that will save little children’s lives in the future.