Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have taken a stand to try and stop the senseless killings that have plagued this great nation. It is quite clear that the nation’s leaders in Washington are unable or unwilling to mount a serious attempt to stop the killings.

Why do some issues have to be politically correct before they are dealt with. Who, or what group are elected officials afraid of? While they hesitate or refuse to act, children and educators are dying.

There are many players who should be joining hands to deal with this crisis — law enforcement, clergy, state and federal government officials, homeland security, mental health providers — the list goes on and on.

Right now, the public needs to support the nation’s students and change some of the policies in some schools that would thwart their efforts.

Larry Pelletier, Auburn

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