Boarding school students are not a danger

I am sure the schools are taking all kinds of steps to protect their students and teachers and the communities they’re in.

To the editor:

What a nasty letter from a former boarding school teacher you printed concerning boarding school kids returning to their campuses in the Berkshires. I am sure the schools are taking all kinds of steps to protect their students and teachers and the communities they’re in. And what’s more the influx of people living in second homes and rentals since the pandemic began — most of them from New York City, the first hotspot on the map — also endangered locals while enriching the communities they came to.

But the thing that was most prominent in the letter was class consciousness and prejudice. Some rich kids are orphans. Some suffer from chronic diseases. The students who come from abroad are often terribly homesick ….

I think the letter was about as nasty as it could get. Prejudice doesn’t belong here.

Abby Pratt

West Stockbridge