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Editorial: Communication key to public safety (May 3, 2023)


May 3, 2023

The public disclosure, reported on page 1, that a neighbor of Foster School shot bullets which struck the school building on a Sunday morning in March, has stirred emotions in Sweet Home.

Certainly, it’s sparked some energetic conversations. And it should.

Before we go any further, it’s good to hear both city and school officials openly acknowledge that keeping this thing under wraps was a really bad idea.

It was. For a number of reasons.

When we learn – literally more than a month after it happened – that a guy was shooting bullets into a building which, on school days, contain...

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