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Don K. Johnson, Fargo, Published December 21 2013

Letter: Food for thought from the editor

Forum Editor Matthew Von Pinnon asks some very good questions and makes some good points in his Dec. 15 piece, regarding KVLY’s unannounced entrance into local schools. However, I do not necessarily agree with his conclusion.

One thing is certain. Reporting one’s presence to the front office would hardly be uppermost in the mind of anyone bent on inflicting harm on students or staff. Just imagine the public outcry if one of our schools was the scene of an unspeakable tragedy. Weak security would surely be blamed.

Von Pinnon suggests that a resourceful reporter could have come up with a less invasive and controversial alternative for making the point. Maybe so, but a reasonable alternative in this case does not come easily to mind.