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Two incidents involving children, two very different letters

The Editor,

We want to thank The Low Down for providing our community with a platform to address tough issues. In the last two issues, two parents’ Letters to the Editor really contrasted each other: “No world in which kids should feel intimidated on their way home,” Nov. 17 edition and “Not a ‘bad kid’ just a ‘dumb mistake,’” Nov. 24 edition.

To the anonymous parent of “Not a ‘bad kid...’”, thank you for providing more details about the incident where your son was with a kid who threatened other children with what appeared to be a gun.

Yes, people make dumb mistakes all the time, but threatening children with a gun isn’t just a “very dumb mistake” and standing by doing nothing (as your son did) isn’t just a “very dumb mistake.”