“Shoot to Kill” a poor choice of name

The very name is offensive and insensitive in light of the numerous deadly assaults.

Editor:

I was dismayed when I read about the Ladysmith Secondary School grad class’s “Shoot to Kill” event. The very name is offensive and insensitive in light of the numerous deadly assaults which have taken the lives of schoolchildren and teachers over the past years in Canada and other countries.

Granted, this event invokes “water guns;” however, language is powerful and needs to be respected for its ability to emote responses both positive and negative.

As a past teacher and administrator in Saskatchewan for 30 years, I always believed it was the responsibility of teachers and administrators to monitor and at times temper the innocent and enthusiastic ideas of our youth, who do not have the maturity to think through the ramifications of school-related activities.

Elaine Davidson

Ladysmith