William Ford’s article, “Metro GM’s Budget Proposal Includes Layoffs,” in the November 3, 2016 edition of the Informer was very informative. I have just one thing to say about Metro: They shouldn’t be talking about laying people off. They should be talking about hiring more people, especially police officers. The school children riding Metro have literally lost their minds. They are loud, rude, disrespectful and downright nasty. If you say something to them they will curse you out using all types of profanities. It is such a shame our young people feel they need to act in such a manner. Can they really be that angry with everyone other than their friends? I sometimes wonder if their parents know the way they act on the Metro. I return to my original statement: Hire more police officers and if they see kids acting out on the Metro, put them off!

Linda Ponder, Suitland, MD

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