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Writer says NHS pledge no big deal

To the editor:

Northampton High School officials asked students to sign a pledge that they would help keep the school safe. They did it in light of one of their students writing a threatening note to the school and leaving it in the bathroom. The school said the pledge had nothing to do with the note, but they just revealed the pledge was used to try to identify the hand-writing of the person who penned the note.

I think that what NHS did was very smart. Keeping it secret might cause problems with some parents, but who cares as long as they found the kid who wrote the note. If parents complain that secrecy breaks the trust between the school and the parents, then the parents should find a way to make the children own up. The parents should not throw up such a fuss. If the school is doing something it’s most likely for the good of the students and school.

I agree with what NHS did. The only problem with it is that some parents are bound to throw a fuss, but I think the school can just ignore that.

Oliver Vickery

Amherst

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