Do more to boost school security

It was recently reported that Singapore's security agencies cannot be everywhere to protect "soft targets" such as schools and shopping centres ("S'poreans urged to be more security conscious"; Feb 23).

Is the safety of students, teachers and the staff working in schools considered secondary to key installations such as MRT stations or airports?

I am especially worried for the young, as terror attacks can be mounted at any time and anywhere. Bombs are usually planted when there is no one around.

In this regard, we should not overlook even minor details and allow lapses in school security.

I strongly urge the Government to address this issue and seriously look at the nature of threats Singapore's schools face.

Nonis Michael Aloysious