SRO meeting provided good information to public

Print Article

I attended the meeting on June 5 about the SRO (School Resource Officer) for the Libby schools. I expected to see a SRO (standing room only) crowd, given all the negative social media talk, but less than 20 people showed up.

Included in the audience were city councilors Taylor, Dufficy and Williams; Apparently, absent councilors Smith, Zimmerman and Beach felt they had nothing to learn about this issue.

We received an outstanding presentation/Q&A session from Craig Berringer and Scott Kessel, that lasted for about an hour.

I arrived at this meeting with misgivings and concerns, mostly about guns in school. But what is being presented here is much more than just a security officer.

Chief Kesselís initial overview was thorough, well thought out, and touched on pretty much every subject the audience had questions about. Everyone in attendance had the chance to ask every question they had.

It was obvious to all assembled that Craig, the school board and Scott, have all really done their homework.

There will be another presentation on June 11, 6:30 pm., in the Ponderosa room at City Hall. If you have any concerns or questions about the hiring of a school resource officer, property tax levy, and/or the Flathead Electric grant, donít miss this meeting. Come stump the experts with your questions.

ó Gary Armstrong, Libby

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Climate change threatens forestland throughout Montana

January 14, 2020 at 11:09 am | Western News This column is part of a series by the Kootenai Climate Group designed to inform our community about the current and projected impacts of a changing climate. Human-caused carbon dioxide levels contin...

Comments

Read More

Fighting the good fight for all Montanans in Congress

January 14, 2020 at 11:09 am | Western News As your U.S. senator, itís been my top priority to bring Montana common sense to Congress, and in spite of the partisan politics that exist in Washington D.C., I have worked across the aisle this pas...

Comments

Read More

Libby residents should demand a local government by consent

January 14, 2020 at 10:11 am | Western News To the editor: America has the advantage of the greatest system of government ever devised ó as long as integrity is employed in its administration. The genius of principles such as a demanding a g...

Comments

Read More

Marijuana aid would help the impoverished

December 30, 2019 at 9:17 am | Western News Dear comrades, Considering that we have food banks and food stamps so that all the people have food to eat and nobody goes hungry, donít you think we should have marijuana banks and marijuana sta...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 293-4124
311 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923

©2020 The Western News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X