People must be accountable for their actions
Editor: Twice in as many weeks, there has been a Langley school lockdown (LSS and Simonds), both related to a person witnessed with a gun on the grounds.
There were no charges laid against the perpetrator of the LSS incident, due to the fact it was a toy gun. That no harm was intended is besides the point.
Just the public display of such an item actually did pose a threat, and put the public at potential risk and harm.
I suggest the actual dollar figures involved in having all of the emergency response personnel and equipment deployed for the LSS scenario and subsequent paperwork be publicly disclosed. This would make all aware of why our public safety and policing costs are so high. This is in addition to the disruption and stress added to other’s normal activities.
If people are not made accountable for their actions, we are going down the wrong path of justice for all.
If there is no fine or jail time, the above dollar figure converted to hours of community services would be my suggestion, if I was in a position of issuing authority.
On that note, Kyle Busch, a NASCAR driver, was caught speeding on a public road in Mooresville, N.C. and was given a 45-day suspension to his driver’s licence and a $1,000 fine.
He was also ordered to do 30 hours of community services.