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100% support for Cornwall clampdown

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2012

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I read Orville Taylor's column titled 'Sorry, Cornwall: youth need discipline', published in The Sunday Gleaner of September 23, 2012.

When I first saw the story about the detention of the schoolboys after the theft of a bag (before the apology was issued by the Cornwall College board chairman), I said to myself that it was good, and a step in the right direction.

I am originally a Montegonian, now living in Kingston, and the following morning I had a discussion withmy co-workersexpressing how glad Iwas about something being done regarding the dishonesty of students.

It is so unfair for the ones who make the sacrifice to have certain things lose it to these thieves. If nothing is done about this, crime will never end. When the apology was issued, I was quite upset because those parents who were so 'embarrassed' did not stop to put themselves in the position of the parent that would have had to suffer this loss, or think about the fact that their child was also aiding and abetting in not giving up the guilty culprit.

I am extremely glad that Dr Taylor wrote this column pointing out the many issues involved, and I, without a doubt, mother of a three-year-old son, support it 100 per cent.

RACQUEL BARKER

racquel.barker@gmail.com