Dec. 7 To the Editor:

Is the best way to resolve an issue to "jump to conclusions" without the facts? In this incident what was the intent of the students and the teacher? What did most of the students learn from this experience? Is the right way to resolve this incident, having someone in charge (probably the Principal) gather all the facts about intent and the learning experience from those involved as well as the past history of was this topic covered in previous years? If so, what were the learning experiences? What message does the jumping to conclusions send to our teachers? Is that warning them that covering bad things is dangerous and that they should only cover the "nice" things. Does this mean we should not cover things like the holocaust because it might be racist and hateful? What is the adage about history "those who ignore history are likely to repeat it."..... What if the facts show that the intent and lessons learned in this incident was the KKK was probably a hateful and racist group and should be condemned? Will the conclusion jumpers apologize to the teacher? (Will pigs fly?)

Gary Adams