Letters to the Editor

Clarion call to education leaders

Dear Editor,

Like other parents who send their teens to Pickens High School, my wife and I got a bit of a scare this past week.

As I said to my wife and those who asked, about $15 million has been spent the past decade on making our schools safer, from 1,600 cameras to classrooms having communication systems to the main office and police to student resource officers in every school.

There is not a place our children regularly go — be it the movies, church, ballfields or the mall — that has anything close to the security measures in our schools.

Having said that, this was another clarion call to our educational leaders of an unfolding problem that must be addressed.

The key to a successful, healthy and safe academic environment is students

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