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LETTER: Safety upgrades at schools should have happened years ago

*Editor’s note: This letter was written in regards to an article published Jan. 14, 2023, Citrus Heights Police Chief says cost could run $2.5M to put cops in schools.

By Mark Mitchell–
I really have a hard time believing that our schools need more money to upgrade fencing and other aspects of keeping kids safe. It’s 2023, this should have taken place years ago.

Every school should have someone in charge with the kids overall safety in mind. Oh that’s right, they all do, it’s called a principal. In fact, every school has multiple people who should have the kids safety in mind, they’re called teachers!

It boils down to the old adage, “if you see something or hear something that doesn’t seem right, or doesn’t look right, then say something!” If you have to, write it down, make a log of what it is that concerns you, and maybe all of us can make Citrus Heights and its schools a safer place to live, and to learn!

Be safe out there,

Mark Mitchell, Citrus Heights resident since 1990.

Note: The Sentinel’s policy is to publish all letters received, regardless of viewpoint. No additional letters were received on this topic as of Jan. 20, 2023. To submit a letter to the editor online, click here.

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