Montclair resident Gene Gitelson stood at the township's “Five Corners” intersection on Flag Day reminding people of the value of Black and Asian lives, and the hopes he says the U.S. flag must stand for.
The “school resource officer” was born in the wake of school shootings in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, after which officers more commonly began being stationed in schools.
by ALIYAH ANDREWS, ISIS AREVALO, MIKEE ELLIS and GENESIS WHITLOCK
Special to Montclair Local
This piece is part of our "Town Square" opinion essay section. The writers are organizers of Black Lives Matter Montclair.
Over the past few months our community has shown an overwhelming amount of support for the Black Lives Matter movement...