Letter: a few answers in response to school shooting

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 05:13 PM.

I did hear one thing during the interviews that troubled me. One of the teachers that secured her children explained that "the bad guys are out there, we have to wait for the good guy." One child replied "I know karate follow me." How brave. To the teachers of karate, please let them know it does not stop bullets.

For those of you wondering who is this guy, I’m a retired police lieutenant. I spent 25 years with the NYPD, eight of those years with the Emergency Service Unit. We were those guys running in with the long guns. During 1977, I became an EMT and an AEMT. My last four years was as the administrator of the busiest precinct in the city. I had four schools in the district with 15 officers assigned to the detail. I’ve also spent 10 years as a volunteer firefighter. I guess one could say I might have a better than working knowledge of the problem before us. Unfortunately, only a few answers.

Tony Michalek, Harlowe 

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