Recently, I went to vote in the city of Lewiston at Longley School. It was during a regular school day. There were children all around and everyone had to walk by classrooms in order to get to the polls.

It occurred to me that anyone could be walking into this school, including someone who might be armed. I had a purse, as did many others walking into the building. Nobody stopped me to check my belongings.

In light of all the school shootings that have taken place throughout the country, do we think that we are immune to the possibility that this is an open invitation for someone deranged?

Why is public voting being held in a building full of schoolchildren?

Anita Dube, Lewiston

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