We used to protect our stable kids from the unstable & dangerous ones.
Oklahoma had the Rader Institution in the Tulsa Area. It got shut down and those kids are now dispersed throughout our area public schools.
Some kids need a residential behavioral facility for their best development. But just as important, the other kids need safety.
Had the Florida mass murderer been in a facility better designed for him, he would not have developed a directed rage toward the school where he murdered so many.
We shouldn't need fortress entrances to our neighborhood schools.
- David Van Risseghem, publisher