School Committee meeting tonight at the Star Theater at 6:00 P.M.
As reported on earlier, the decision to send the SRO position packing or not will be tonight. Channel 22 should host it for those who can’t make it. Over 1000 signatures have been collected on CHANGE.ORG established by a Traip Academy Student to keep the SRO officer.
There is still time to sign the petition and send a message to the elected body of the School Committee.
As a resident just stated, “you don’t know when you will have a car accident, if a tree may fall on your house, if you or a loved one may get sick, when the next gun shows up at school or when a someone thinks of suicide and has no one to talk to and so on. You never know and that’s why you have insurance. An SRO officer is insurance. It cost money, people may not like it, but it’s that sense of comfort that comes to many parents and kids that there is someone there if needed.” he added, “better to need it and not use it then to need it and not have it.” (BC)
There are others who disagree and for one reason or another want the SRO position banned. Tonight, the School Committee will take up the matter.