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Letter: A scary situation on Election Day

People turn out to vote on Tuesday, May

People turn out to vote on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, on the school board, budget and issues at the Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School in Hempstead. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

On Tuesday, I went to vote at South Side High School in Rockville Centre [“Passing grades for LI budgets,” News, May 18]. I walked in the door and was never asked to identify myself. I simply said I was there to vote, and was directed to the gym.

As I was leaving, the bell rang, and students crowded into the hallways with me and other voters.

As a former teacher, it occurred to me that this was a security problem of unimaginable proportion. No metal detectors, no check of IDs — and yet, here we were, mingling with students.

I called the district superintendent’s office twice but never received a return call.

My wife, also a retired teacher, had the same experience when voting.

To allow strangers to enter our schools unchallenged and unidentified is irresponsible, unreasonable and reckless.

Ted D. Gluckman

Rockville Centre

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