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2017 Letters to the editor stock

Several good guys with firearms is not the way to deal with bad guys with a gun or guns in schools.

It is a moral prerogative that school districts will face in choosing to arm staff members to deal with mass shootings. The question to be voted on will be, “Do we add firepower to our schools to protect them or not?”

President Donald Trump, the NRA and many gun advocates seriously promote the proposition that arming schools is the answer to tragic catastrophes like the latest school massacre on St. Valentine’s Day.

I suspect this question will not come before a Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees meeting any time soon because of our good fortune having Marty Corley on the school board. Officer Corley knows the danger of such a controversial proposal and will defend our city’s students, teachers and school staffs from stored firearms.

Dave Johnson, Michigan City


Local News Editor

Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.