Put resource officers back into our schools
After the Newtown school incident, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now pushing for more gun control laws. This, without a doubt, will have resistance from outside groups and others. If somebody wants to do harm, he will find a weapon, law or no law.
Cuomo should take another look at restoring funds that eliminated many resource officers located in our schools. These officers were a permanent fixture in school buildings and on the grounds during school hours. The visual sight of the officer is a big deterrent for someone thinking of doing harm. As we all know, seconds count, not minutes.
H. Jim Bitterman
Iroquois school bus driver