My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 2 Samuel 22:3-4.
One hot topic mentioned this week is the removal of police in schools. My opinion is they’re needed especially in inner cities. I would want my children to know they’re safe to walk the hallways. With the rise in school shootings over the years our children should be our first priority to protect.
Our children need to learn that not all cops are bad. The police are their to serve the public. Sorry to say, but when a gunman enters a room rubber bullets are not going to deter that person from killing others. I am also in favor of having trained staff to handle these types info situations. One of the best tools used on on a campus is the alert system, which notifies the college teachers and students alike that there is eminent danger, so we can to go into lock down mode quickly.
Some may ask what do I know, but I grew up with police monitoring the hallways in a suburb of Chicago in the late 70’s. Because of school gangs the presence of officers was needed to deter turf fighting. While today’s violence in school is more a lone wolf style you never know what will cause a student to crack. By having officers onsite their reaction time is much quicker to restore order and in some cases they can provide necessary protection in order to save more lives.
I uplift those who lost children in school shootings to be comforted by God. Going forward may we be able to stand united to ensure the safety of all, especially those who are in our educational systems. Like the verse above, God is our protector and may He eliminate the violence. May God continue to shield His people from harms way and His perfect will prevail. In Jesus name, we pray, Amen!