Agreed: Collier County fire districts and public schools say campus violations are no way near as common as they were a decade ago.
That is when blatant hazards went unfixed despite official inspections and follow-up reports.
Agreed too: Just because today’s safety glitches may be fewer, that should not be an excuse to let any of them slide.
Fortunately nobody at the fire departments or schools is suggesting that. Still, in view of state and local budget cuts that are mandating less frequent school inspections, we are compelled to put in a good word for student safety.
Which fire or school official wants to come forward to defend after just one student has been injured due to cutting corners?