Letter: Shame on Lebanon School Board

To the Editor:

The Valley News April 10 had two front-page stories about schools. One was about a student who had stabbed more than 20 fellow classmates in a Pittsburgh-area school. We are left wondering why these things happen and how they can be prevented from happening again. The other story was about a third-grader whose place at the Hanover Street School in Lebanon was in doubt because his father, a Windsor resident, had not paid out-of-state tuition after gaining custody of the child and his brother. The School Board was ready to kick him out unless someone came up with the tuition for the remainder of the school year. Shame on the Lebanon School Board! In this world that is so full of sadness and hardship, it had the opportunity to make a small difference in a child’s life, and it blew it.

Carol Steingress