I echo the shock and disgust of Weymouth mayor Ann Weaving following the vicious attack on June 4 on the Rodwell Trail.

Her conclusion that the blame lies with the education system is surely somewhat wide of the mark.

Education today is most definitely lacking when compared to that which I was lucky enough to experience in the nineteen fifties, however, if any blame is to be placed anywhere it must surely rest in the home, which must be the place in which morality, ethics and discipline are learned.

Schools should certainly reinforce these essential requirements of life and society but cannot be blamed for their lack in the pupils they receive.

By the time children reach the school gates for the first time, their sense of right and wrong should already be in place.

To blame schools for their perceived failings is to overlook a fundamental modern problem in our society.

Ron Hill