Letter: More funding critical for mental health resources

Cathy Campolattara


Center Grove High School

To the editor:

The shooting in Connecticut was incomprehensible. We will never understand how a supposedly sane and intelligent person could do this to innocent children.

That being said, this isn’t a problem that can be fixed with a Band-Aid. Shootings will not stop happening because of stricter gun laws and tighter security. What happened to this young man to push him so far over the edge? He was a decent student with no criminal history. He was quiet, awkward and shy. However, I am sure he showed signs of instability prior to this unthinkable act. Why did he not get the help needed?

I have been a teacher for 28 years and have seen and experienced many changes in education. We, as teachers, parents and community members, have stuck our heads in the sand too long when it comes to the mental health of our kids.

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