In "Hot Little High School in the Land of Fire" (Oct. 7), Charles Hillinger points out that some of the students who attend Death Valley High School in Shoshone make a round-trip ride of 120 miles per day in 115- to 120-degree heat in a bus without air conditioning.
I think this is a disgrace. I would like to know just why the California Lottery can't provide an air-conditioned bus. Why can't some affluent bus company or organization provide an air-conditioned bus?
Tell me why the millions of dollars from the California Lottery can't be used to buy an air conditioner for a bus or air-conditioning units for the hot San Fernando Valley classrooms.
KENNETH LLOYD LARSON