To the editor:
Congratulations to all who reached out to School Board members to rescind their July 7-0 vote to alter the present policy of zero tolerance of guns on school campuses. Their vote would have permitted guns in locked cars on school grounds. “Smash and Grab” gun events, all too frequent in Lee County, would be one of many ways our students and teachers would become vulnerable to criminal exposure. Your emails, phone calls and fervent pleas at School Board meetings completely paid off. It is my understanding the policy change vote of 7-0 is withdrawn and dead. The Las Vegas event only reinforces future vigilance. We know our community and School Board members will be with us. With heartfelt thanks.