Marshals in schools a great idea

December 20, 2012 

Re Dec. 19 letter by Joe Luzzi, “Put undercover marshals in schools”

I wholeheartedly agree with Joe Luzzi's idea of utilizing retired police officers who have been trained, know how to handle firearms, and have been in pressure situations before. As stated by Mr. Luzzi, retired officers from around the country could be the untapped resource that is needed to protect our children, our teachers, and staff during such a crisis. I also agree that their presence should be anonymous and low key.

The experience and knowledge that these people have is such a valuable asset that should be utilized as quickly as possible. Just think of the deterrent factor it would bring to someone contemplating an attack. They might think twice if they knew that they were facing the same fate as what they are contemplating doing. I want to thank Joe for planting a seed that should be truly considered and researched.

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.

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