Tax Stow Residents, Workers to Put Full-Time Cops in Schools?
Stow Patch readers react to proposal raised at Stow Safety Task Force
Stow Mayor Sara Drew raised the possibility of a ballot issue tax to pay to hire police officers specifically to staff Stow-Munroe Falls School buildings this week.
And Stow Patch readers had plenty to say about the idea.
Here's what some readers have to say:
Melissa Bysura — "How about we remove the stigma and start properly treating people suffering from mental health issues first? Did armed officers in the schools prevent the Columbine shootings? No. This is a knee jerk reaction..."
Ryan — "Placing officers at schools is an extreme overraction to a terrible tragedy. It would create an unneeded financial burden on the residence of Stow..."
Dave B. — "I am all for security in the schools to prevent future tradgedies. However, I think that before we add another burdensome tax to the home owners of Stow and Munroe Falls we should ask the schools to tighten their belts to see what financial resources can be made available. We just passed two levies for the schools..."
Doug Burley — "This is one of those ideas that makes people feel good but is it necessary? Statistically, children are still far more likely to be injured or killed in the car on the way to school than by some deranged lunatic at school..."
Click on the links below to see what fellow Stow residents are saying about the idea.