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My representative in Congress, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, has proposed a bill to deal with school shootings that focuses on “hardening” our schools. I write this letter with more than 30 years of experience as an educator.

I was a fifth-grade teacher during the horrific Columbine shooting in 1999. When innocent children were gunned down at Sandy Hook, I was a superintendent. I was mentoring future principals when violence visited a high school in Parkland, Fla., and supervising student teachers when the nightmare at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde happened recently.

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hermit thrush

it never ceases to amaze me that the same people who thought it was traumatizing to kids' childhood experience to have them wear masks in school as part of the fight against the worst pandemic in 100 years think it's aok to have them go through all these active shooter drills and "hardening" measures.

KRobbins

House GOP leadership expressed frustration over Stefanik's endorsement because they were not consulted and are now associated with unflattering stories, including reports about Paladino's past praise of Hitler and past racist remarks, @NBCNews learned. NBC News

Great letter. But, that tweet shows that Elise Stefanik doesn’t even care what her partners in GOP leadership think. She’s Trump’s favorite. She does fundraisers with him regularly. She probably has a better chance of being Speaker than McCarthy and is almost certainly angling to be VEEP, if not the top of the ticket.

Frightened or massacred schoolchildren are not going to stand in the way of her ambition.

Joseph Savoca

It's just a common sense solution

It's doing what a representative's constituents want.

It's for the children.

It's backing the blue.

All lives matter.

Farmer Liz

Great letter. I, too, was a teacher and witness how active shooter drills can frighten young children. As to Stefanik meeting with educators, don't hold your breath. She is less interested in the thoughts of her constituents than in the rise of her career in the GOP. Even if 100% supported more sensible gun laws, she would not advocate for them in Congress against the positions of her colleagues.

Eagle24

Great letter citing huge support by the public for restrictions and sensible gun laws to protect our children... missing is the influence of the NRA...follow the money.. ..

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