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As one of the protesters near the Orlando Trump rally, I felt very uncomfortable. My discomfort was due in part to my fear of violence. In greater part, however, it had a deeper cause.

Editor’s note: The opinion pieces below were contributed by two students in Julie Kaidor’s fourth-grade class at St. Barnabas Episcopal School in DeLand.

In response to the Nov. 13 letter “Ban burning throughout Scott County,” I admit that I am one of the leaf burning culprits who doesn’t live within city limits. I live in a beautiful peak season color area in the county as evidenced by the fall car and motorcycle traffic.

During more than 30 years as a middle school counselor, one situation bothered me more than any other. I saw students sitting in the classroom unable to focus on learning because they were trying mentally to answer unanswerable questions concerning their biological parents. When children rea…

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