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Cartoon on school shootings went too far

The Jan. 27 “Cartoon roundup” [Opinion] displayed a yellow school zone sign with bullets flying and children fleeing. It went so far as to show a student on the ground, presumably shot.

I cannot believe that such a deadly reminder of domestic terrorism, with children as victims, made the cartoon roundup. The pains of Sandy Hook, Columbine and other frequent shootings at our nation’s schools are not a cartoon matter.

This cartoon is way over the line and insensitive, especially to parents who have lost a child in a school shooting.

Denis J. Monette, Massapequa

Editor’s note: The writer is a retired assistant commissioner for the Nassau County Police Department.