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Thoughts on the shootings in Florida.

posted Feb 25, 2018, 10:45 AM by GMHSLibrary
Dear Colleagues:

I remember thinking after the Sandy Hook tragedy that dramatic changes would occur nationwide regarding gun control laws and it did not.  Yet, here we are again, this time, seventeen high schoolers were murdered.  After every one of these events, I email my representatives in Congress and sign petitions requesting tighter gun laws but more voices are needed.  I have emailed both Senator Markey and Senator Warren and Congressman Seth Moulton to continue this fight to strengthen our gun laws, even though Massachusetts has some of the strictest laws in the nation. Also, I have emailed Superintendent Jacobs and Chief of Police Cudmore to look at installing active shooter technology in our schools, similar to that currently used in Methuen.  See the link below for more information.  Furthermore, there is a nationwide "March for our Lives" on March 24th where students will be marching in support of tougher gun laws.  I have already discussed this with Superintendent Jacobs and she is in full support of any of our students and colleagues actively participating in this march.  

The bottom line is that something needs to be done.  Email our Senators and representatives in Congress demanding action. Email our Superintendent and Chief of Police and demand that this active shooter technology be placed in our schools.  Do not believe that someone else will take care of this or that your voice will not be heard or that you are too busy.  The time is now.

Joe


Technology, designed to help police catch a school gunman, billed as first of its kind operating in public school
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