This is a letter to the editor of a Wisconsin newspaper about new security measures being put in place after the killing of Weston Schools principal John Klang…
Dear Editor: I have great sympathy for those affected by the Weston school shooting last week, particularly the family of John Klang.
That said, the new “security measures” in place as students return to school seem to be a prime example of the wrong sort of response, the kind Americans are so good at these days, of putting good people on lockdown in the wake of a singular act by a single person. One very troubled youth commits a horrific act, and now the rest of the school is subject to armed surveillance and the registration of outsiders?
What sort of message is that intended to send we are trying to prevent further armed attacks by bringing in more arms and suspecting everyone?
I urge the School Board to consider intelligently and rationally addressing root causes here, even in the wake of a very irrational and heartbreaking incident, before initializing knee-jerk measures that can only result in more fear and anguish.
Not to mention the fact that the steps they seem to be taking are like closing the barn door after the horses are already out.