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Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

We are sending the wrong message to our children.

Reading the newspapers and listening to the idiotic and depressing stories on the morning, afternoon, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts are enough to make a person retreat to a mountaintop somewhere far, far away from the media.

I am really tired of reading about the outrageous salaries of CEOs who have been fired but get “bonuses.”

I'm sick of hearing about the stupid antics of Justin Bieber. Who is he and why are we giving him so much attention?

I'm tired of Lady Gaga — she should change her name to Lady Gag-me. And don't even get me started on Miley Cyrus.

What finally pushed me over the edge was the story about poor 7-year-old Darin Simak, who was actually suspended from Martin Elementary School in New Kensington for two days for accidentally taking a toy gun to school in his backpack and being smart enough to tell his teacher.

Does anyone else see what's wrong with that picture? Because of the lack of common sense in our schools today, this child now thinks telling the truth gets someone punished, which it did.

I truly believe there has to be something in the air or water that's causing bad decisions to be made. I have to wonder where we are headed with horrible leadership starting at the very top. I won't mention any names — we know who these people are.

Chris C. Schubert

Lower Burrell

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