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Letter | Horry County violence: Ban together to save our young people


Ban together to save our young people

Re: May 11 letter to the editor by Bennie Swans, “Horry County violence: We’ve lost far too many young people recently.

I am writing to praise and commend Swans for his letter.

I care about our young people as well, as do many others. Young people are losing their lives before they have even experienced the joys of life. We have no idea what difficulties our children and young people have in their lives.

Our pastor recently told a story of a young man who told his teacher that he was homeless. The teacher knew that he wasn't and asked him why he says that. He said his parents are divorced and he has a room in his daddy's house and a room in his mama's house but he feels like a tenant.

There is no love, no caring or guidance from them. He said he may as well be homeless.

It’s time for the city of Myrtle Beach, Horry County and our citizens to come together to help these children and young people.

We can start with the suggestions given in Mr. Swans' article.

Let us help and go back to the “it takes a village to raise a child” principle.

Betty Musselman

Myrtle Beach