Did student’s arrest push educator’s politics?


To the editor:

In his February 7 article, “Toy gun prompts student’s arrest,” Alexandria Times Editor-in-Chief Derrick Perkins quotes Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman as justifying the police being summoned and the 10-year-old’s resulting arrest with the statement: “The safety of our students is always our first concern.”

Overreaction? Perhaps. Or, in light of similar cases elsewhere, like the 6-year-old suspended for making a pretend gun with his hand, do some educators push a political agenda concerning guns?
– Michael Strutzel