Cornell To Install Suicide-Prevention Nets

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•34 Aug 21, 2012

After 27 such suicides in two decades, Cornell University and the town of Ithaca, NY have agreed to install nets along the sides of five bridges to stop would-be jumpers from leaping to their deaths in the area’s famed gorges. What do you think?

  • “They might also want to change their town slogan to something other than ‘Ithaca: You’ll Never Be Good Enough.’”

    Emmet Dillon –
    Map Clerk

  • “Wouldn’t it just be easier to make everything ground level?”

    Margaret Ontiverous –
    Police Chief

  • “I imagine nets are probably more cost-effective than providing suicidal students with psychiatric care and medicine.”

    Jacques Moscou –
    Hot Metal Mixer Operator

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