Opinion

Letters to the editor: super school and punishment

By Reader Contributed

Jen Wilson, Mooroopna

We have been told the proposed super school will accommodate up to 2700 students. Current stats seem to indicate that the school will reach this magic figure at the beginning of the transition — before the school has even been built.

What is going to happen when the school reaches capacity? 

Private schools in the area have waiting lists longer than local school bus queues. 

What is going to happen to the children when there is no room and no options for alternative education?

I really don't think the Shepparton Education Plan has been thought out correctly. 

We are not in the city, where our kids can just go to a school in the next suburb.

Time to put the brakes on before we have a major disaster on our hands.

Sue Cosgriff, Kialla 

A letter written by Mr Ron Poole in The News on Monday attracted my attention and compelled me to write and completely agree with what he had to say. 

I would also like to add that, in my honest belief, these juveniles definitely do know the difference between right and wrong, and if they transgress should be punished in accordance with and to the full extent of the law. 

But herein we have another problem. 

This never seems to happen. 

I always assumed that the law was in place to protect the innocent, not the guilty.

Am I under some sort of misapprehension on this issue?

Boot camp seems to be a great idea. Why not try it? 

Nothing else seems to work.