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The Blue & Gray Press | December 10, 2018

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Staff Ed: Feeling safe in school is essential

Staff Ed: Feeling safe in school is essential


On the morning of Tuesday, Mar. 20, less than 100 miles from where the March for Our Lives is set to take place on Saturday, Mar. 24, an armed student injured two other students at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, MD.  Across the country, the city of Austin, TX was terrorized by multiple bombings. Though both perpetrators have been stopped, the country is still reeling. Feeling safe in one’s own school and home is not only important, but essential.  These tragedies have reminded the community that safety is a collective effort. Questions or concerns about safety on campus can be directed towards the UMW police department, located in Brent House, or at the “UMW: Can We Talk?” forum taking place on Tues, Mar. 27 at 7p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom.  This forum is an excellent opportunity to speak with administration to address issues in the UMW campus and community.

The Blue & Gray Press wishes to reiterate that it stands with students participating in the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC.  We encourage students to speak up about their beliefs and push for the change they wish to see in the community, the country, and the world.  No person is too small to make a difference, and is incumbent upon those who wish to see change to be persistent and resolute in the face of adversity.