Thursday, October 12, 2006

Hunting Buffer Zone Around Mat-Su Schools?

The Anchorage Daily News reports that "For the second time in less than a week, Meadow Lakes Elementary School went into lockdown Tuesday after school personnel heard gunshots in the distance."

Fish & Wildlife officers believe the gunshots were from hunters. At least one parent is calling for buffer zones, an idea that Borough Manager John Duffy did not apparently disagree with.

"We have the authority to ensure that our children are safe within our schools," Duffy said. "I think creating a safe zone around schools is certainly prudent. I think the Board of Game would support that."

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