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