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October 13, 2013

You Said It: About armed teachers, Mainstage Theatre alley and Pat Dillon

The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Vigo County sheriff leery of having armed teachers in schools (Sept. 25)

  • "As a teacher, I firmly believe guns don’t have any place in schools...whether they be in the hands of administrators, guards, teachers or students. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no and NO.... It is one of the stupidest ideas. Being a licensed teacher does NOT guarantee that teacher is a responsible gun owner. It does not ensure that the teacher does not have some hidden mental health issues that could potentially cause him/her to shoot a class and/or the school."

THB: Teachers are educators, not policemen or security officers.

A letter to the editor by city resident Darrell Baylor suggested that the city should be responsible for lighting a side entrance at the Mainstage Theatre. (Oct. 9)

  • "Darrell, if you just tell the Mainstage Theatre (which I attended a play last month and it was FANTASTIC by the way) that you were unable to see they should take care of it! You see (pun intended), if the theater is going to allow people to exit that way then THEY should be responsible for their safety as they exit. That way the rest of us don’t have to pay for it unless we attend the theater and benefit from it. I know this stops you from complaining about the mayor but I really doubt if it is the answer to the national debt with seniors going downtown for their party life as you seem to think!"

THB: It does seem that illuminating that area would be the responsibility of the Mainstage Theatre, which is a private entity.

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