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The recent incident published in the article “Teacher says cop pointed gun her way” in the May 6 edition of The Union was handled poorly by both The Union and the NCPD. Why was the name of the teacher and school unjustly given while the name of the officer withheld? The community deserved to learn of the incident but the teacher’s name and school should have been protected like that of the officer. More shocking was how Chief Travato defended the actions of “the officer” essentially implying the teacher was not being truthful. The mishandling of the situation was a disservice to the children, parents and well-respected veteran educator of this county who deserves better.

Daria Kieswetter is truly one of the most outstanding and beloved teachers in our county continually going “above and beyond” to excite her students and instill in them a love of learning and enthusiasm for school and life. We are saddened by the poor judgement exhibited by both The Union and the NCPD in the handling of this issue. Hopefully, a review of this unfortunate situation will stimulate both parties to carefully examine and perhaps change the protocols they use in scenarios such as this one.

Alicia and Nathan Brott



Grass Valley


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