Subscribe for 99¢

Regarding “Armed school officers? Missouri task force suggests it’s one way to keep students safe” (Aug. 1): Several years ago as I watched two guards with automatic weapons escort school children through the streets of Jerusalem. I remarked that something like this would never happen at home.

Imagine my disbelief when I opened the Post-Dispatch last week to see this armed school officers story.

Surely, this can’t be so. We are in the Middle West not the Middle East.

John Bell • St.Charles