Dear editor,

My neighbor and I were chatting on the sidewalk the other day. We were discussing a range of topics, when it eventually came around to current events — and the shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

My friend then proceeds to tell me about a conversation he had with his son. He has two sons actually — one goes to middle school and the other is in high school. The younger, reflecting on the recent shootings, says to his father: “Dad, you know, it's a good thing my brother and I go to different schools.” Dad asked “Why?” Son says, “Because if there's a shooting at one of the schools you'll still have at least one son left.”

Make no mistake about it — these shootings are having an impact on our children. They are thinking deeply about this. Our city, state and national leaders must come together to find solutions!

Lee Colten

Frankfort

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