To the editor:
I read the article in The North Haven Citizen about how town officials were considering placing five officers in the elementary and middle schools.
I was deeply offended that my name and my nine years of crusading for such an assignment was not mentioned by the very people who dismissed or rejected my proposals.
Less than one year before 26 children and teachers were murdered at Sandy Hook, I warned about school shootings and that North Haven could be next.
In a 2013 interview with the New Haven Register, the former superintendent of schools in North Haven said I was ahead of my time.
But it took several more school shootings, and the murder of many, before the town finally realized that what I had been advocating for over nine years has become an absolute necessity.
Despite my background in law enforcement and as a police academy instructor, all that was ignored because I was not part of the political elite.
Angelo J. Appi Sr.North Haven