The school safety agent controversy

Despite the existence of violence in schools, the presence of safety agents remains highly controversial (“Guns, knives and kids: Yes, New York City needs school safety agents,” New York Daily News, Oct. 27).  You’d think that they would be welcome, but out-of-touch politicians and others claim they should be removed.

In today’s highly litigious society, schools that follow such advice will be sued and students will be victimized. What is needed is better training for school safety agents.  But sometimes physical force is needed as a last resort.  That’s unfortunate, but is a recognition of reality.

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