Editorial: Going to school shouldn’t be life risking. Common sense, not politics, is the remedy

Editorial: Going to school shouldn't be life risking. Common sense, not politics, is the remedy

Anxious parents stand in the parking lot of a shopping center in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. One student was killed in a shooting at a North Carolina high school Wednesday and authorities were looking for the suspect, officials said. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman) CBC Editorial: Monday, Sept. 13, 2021; Editorial #8701 The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company. North Carolina students are headed back to school but they and their teachers are risking their lives in classrooms and hallways. Gun violence and inexplicable resistance to basic health precautions are putting our children and school workers in jeopardy. It doesn’t need, and shouldn’t, be this way. Inside Winston-Salem’s Mount Tabor High School a 15-year-old student was shot and killed. Another student has been charged with murder. In Wilmington, a 15-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting another student in the hallway at New Hanover High School. The wounded student was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. At Enloe High School in Raleigh, a student was found with two guns. This was all in just one week. At the same time, our public schools have been mired in controversy over taking basic safety precautions to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. How deadly? A Cumberland County middle school teacher died last week. At least 22 North Carolina school workers – teachers and staff – have suffered COVID-related deaths since the pandemic took hold. Last week state health officials reported there were 170 ongoing COVID-19 […]

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