LETTER: School superintendent should question gunsMore loaded guns in themselves do not make for greater safety.
By: Rod Hall, Mitchell
To the Editor:
Joe Graves is correct in questioning this form of local control. Keeping loaded guns out of the hands of untrained or minimally trained “sentinels” in our schools is a proper precaution.
School Superintendent Graves is in a proper position to speak for educators. Law enforcement officials are aware of the serious problems that could result in careless or unwise use of loaded guns in crowded classrooms. If left to local school boards, there could be more than 100 different plans for the school use of loaded guns.
More loaded guns in themselves do not make for greater safety. The state, county and local law enforcement agencies are much better prepared to make plans for these situations than are the local school boards.
Superintendent Graves, use your expertise to stop this unwise legislation whether it be in the Legislature, in Gov. Daugaard’s veto pen or if it becomes law, to refer it to the voters, so they can reject it.