Our applause goes to the Maiden Police Department and the deliberate, comprehensive investigation it conducted into the December break-in at Maiden High School.
Itâ€™s natural, of course, to want answers and demand immediate action. Too often, sad to say, law enforcement officials find themselves yielding to undue pressure, whether consciously or not, often with less-than-satisfying results. The measured response of Maidenâ€™s finest leaves no doubt whatsoever what the correct course of action almost always should be. And please note, their investigation and the subsequent arrests were done in short order — and thoroughness was never sacrificed to appease anyone screaming for some scalps.
Applause is also in order to the people of Maiden who have welcomed the Lincoln Times-News into its community. Thatâ€™s because without their support, a fifth suspect in the Maiden High School break-in might not have turned himself in as quickly as he did. Once a reader of this newspaper read that the suspect was still at-large, he/she contacted the Maiden Police Department and told them he/she would have the suspect himself in, which is what came to pass.
Congratulations to one and all in Maiden, and thank you.