The job of a Niskayuna student, who is receiving an education paid for by someone else, is to work hard doing the best they can to justify the sacrifice that that person makes every September when they write a check to the Board of Education.
I understand the safety concerns of the students and the need to remember and honor those who died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. What I don’t understand is the need for a get-out-of-class-free pass for them to do so.
What they all should do is meet at the flag pole in front of the high school after school, remain silent for 17 minutes and reflect on those who died on Saint Valentine’s Day. They should also reflect on how fortunate they are to live in a place called Niskayuna where they are safe, where people love them and want only the best for them.
Joseph J. Hehir