Supt. Rick Smith,
As a result of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, the total lack of security in our school system has been brought to the forefront. You are ultimately responsible for the lives of 42,000 children. That is an awesome task. However, you are not alone.
Now is the time to ask the Hamilton County Commission, School Board, Sheriff Department, and the community at large to secure every school in Hamilton County. Your number one priority should be security right now. As a minimum, an armed SRO at every school, with trained and armed backup personnel in a secondary location in each school.
This can be done right now.
Demand the funding necessary, and get the job done. Let us know who stands in your way and I'm sure the community will respond in your favor.
Do not delay, it is your school system that must be protected.