Weapons have no place at public places

Dear editor,

The Saturday evening's stabbing of James Denton is a lost of an irreplaceable treasure when you consider the investment in of his parents, teachers and coaches and mentors of Airport Elementary, Highland Secondary, North Island College, BC Hydro and others.

Dear editor,

The Saturday evening’s stabbing of James Denton is a lost of an irreplaceable treasure when you consider the investment in of his parents, teachers and coaches and mentors of Airport Elementary, Highland Secondary, North Island College, BC Hydro and others.

Much was accomplished in 19 short years. Expectations of four times that many more years was denied the community as a whole.

I would like elected officials to float the idea of a Denton Public Security Measures Law.

When promoters of events like the rock concert come to the governing office for a permit, this law would require them to have attendees pass through metal screening devices that will mean you cannot gain entrance to a permit authorized public event carrying a knife or other weapon.

Weapons have no place at public events.

Those making a profit from the event that requires a permit be issued should be made to pay the cost of security to reasonably protect those paying to attend.

Lynn Kelly,

Courtenay

Editor’s note: While completely agreeing with Lynn Kelly that this was a tragic loss, it must be noted that promoters of the Rhythm on the Rock music festival had security onsite. The fatal stabbing occurred after the festival and outside festival boundaries.

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