The Nashua North JROTC “controversy” is spreading. Fox News 25 in Boston is now reporting that School board member Susan Porter said, “I believe that our schools should be gun-free zones and that the only people with weapons on school grounds should be law enforcement personnel,…”
William Thomas of Auburn (in the Union Leader) is running narrative backup for Plymouth State Prof. Leo Sandy. Sandy compared JROTC students to Hitler Youth. Thomas is painting a similar picture of JROTC as militarization and a path to violence.
According to Leo Sandy, a professor of Counselor Education and School Psychology at Plymouth State University, High school students in JROTC should “remind us of “Japan and Germany in the late ’30s and early ’40s.”
The student who publicly posted to Facebook their support to overturn the decision to allow JROTC air rifle practice behind Nashua North has removed their post. The movement has been taken over by a new “student” notice on the Nashua Patch.
Last week the Nashua Board of Education approved a request by the Nashua Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps for air-rifle practice on a field behind Nashua North High School. It didn’t take long for the snowflakes to melt.
In a surprising move the Nashua Board of Education “gave the green light for the Nashua Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to provide an air rifle marksmanship course on a field behind Nashua High School North.”