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Because I have quite a few educators in my family, I read with interest The Hartford Courant news story “Report lays out red flags, failures in rearing of shooter at Conn. school” on Adam Lanza.

The administration at one of these educator’s schools has taken away early intervention and moved it to a higher grade even though the educators in the school have repeatedly voiced their concerns. The parents of a few of these children refuse to send them for counseling or even to complete the paperwork necessary for emotional support even though they are given numerous opportunities to do so. In most cases, the teachers’ hands are tied and, yes, they are advised to “control superficial symptoms” and appease the students with “profound emotional disabilities” to help them “get through the day.”

Some of these children have “crippling social and emotional disabilities.” If the parents of the rest of the students in these classrooms — the public — knew the true story, they would be very concerned. Believe me, another Adam Lanza is in these classrooms.

Monica Yuhas

Smock

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