Some calm after chaos

It was no secret Friday was a tough day for the city of Dunkirk and its school district. After a stabbing near Washington Park on Thursday afternoon, more city police officers patrolled the area around the high school and later that evening at the football game.

Two students were injured and a number of others were witness to the event. Administrators, however, deserve praise for their actions on the following day.

One reader noted how she saw the middle school principal with other school officials at the park on Friday afternoon watching over and talking to children on their way home that day. That’s certainly reassuring.

Bad things happen in the best of communities. In any event, strong leadership — in the schools and community — is worth mentioning.