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Identify potentially dangerous students

St.Mary's sheriff Timothy K. Cameron identifies the deceased shooter as Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, while Governor Larry Hogan commences the quick work of the sheriff department. (Baltimore Sun video)

Austin Rollins was only 17 years old yet armed with a 9-mm Glock. Now, he’s dead, one student critically injured and second in bad shape. Yes, as you point out, it could have been worse, but it never should have happened at all (“A good guy with a gun may have saved lives in a Md. school — a trained good guy in uniform,” March 20)!

The problem isn’t gun control, the problem is the home (“Gun used in Maryland high school shooting was legally owned by shooter’s father, sheriff says,” March 21). Where are Austin Rollin’s parents? When will parents, schools and neighbors wake up and take notice when some dangerous kid in their midst? You can march, you can cut class, you can demand tougher laws, but the real answer to school violence is a willingness to pay attention to the world around you. When will our electronically-addicted population ever heed that advice?

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R. Heid, Baltimore

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