Last week, a local nursing home was placed on a list of global incidents displaying acts of terrorism and other suspicious events (“Bomb threat at Brookfield senior home, News, Nov. 6) after an employee allegedly made a bomb threat.

I would like to know why someone, who is on electronic monitoring device for a previous crime, would be hired to serve our most vulnerable population, our seniors.

Nursing home residents pay thousands of dollars a month for safe, quality care. They shouldn’t have been put through such a traumatic ordeal. They deserve better. The residents should have been enjoying therapy dogs, not bomb sniffing dogs.

Arlene Salamendra


Ed. Note: The person suspected of making the threat was an employee of the nursing home’s food service provider, not an employee of the nursing home.