I’ve finally, finally, finally gotten caught up on my email for the week, so I’m belatedly sharing with you this message from Sen. Joel Lourie. He sent it out to member of the Richland County legislative delegation, with this note:
Dear Fellow Members of the Delegation –
By now, each of you should have received the attached letter from Dr. Hamm regarding the incident at Spring Valley High School. I have heard from many parents throughout the district who have indicated their support for the way this crisis was handled, and a strong sense of optimism in moving forward. I believe there will be positive changes that come out of this unfortunate situation. On a statewide level, we should re-visit the “Disturbing Schools” section of state statute to insure that we are not criminalizing incidents that could be handled administratively. I also want to thank Dr. Hamm and the administration and board for their professionalism and sensitivity in dealing with this matter.
Best regards always –
I’m in complete agreement with him that the “disturbing schools” law needs to be addressed — in fact, I see that as the one legitimate response the delegation may have to these school matters.
I would copy here the contents of the note from Dr. Hamm, but unfortunately, it’s one of those PDFs that won’t let you copy and paste the text.
But you can read it by clicking here…