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By Bob Magee
Lake Elsinore City Councilman 

Public safety before protected species


Last updated 6/22/2018 at 2:57pm

Early one morning in April 2004, a school teacher at Butterfield Elementary pulled out onto state Route 74 and was T-boned by a dump truck. The impact fatally injured a 9-year-old girl who the teacher was taking to school.

News of the tragedy spread quickly through the Lake Elsinore Valley, and my wife who ran the Trauma Intervention Program was contacted to bring her people to the school site. Over the course of the next two days, TIP counseled more than 400 students, teachers and administrators who had been rocked by this event. When I came home that night, I found my wife praying in the...

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