January 18, 2013

Letter: Children’s lives more important than cost

We are still sad over the school shooting in Newtown, I pray and hope that we will never have another event like this.

I think about my grandchildren, and all other children in our local school systems. I strongly think each system should have its own security group or team, well trained. I don’t know how many members this group or team would consist of, this would be left up to each school board, but this group or team would be highly visible during school hours, if possible preventing anyone from getting on school grounds if they are not supposed to be there. We have got to prevent individuals from getting on school grounds, period.

We have to prevent events from happening before they happen. Yes, it might cost more money to put the security group or team in place, but in this situation the lives of our children are much more important than a price. Now, I think all citizens would agree with that. The loss of one teacher or one child, or the loss of anyone as far as that goes, would be a bad tragedy.

We as Christians should stop complaining about where to pray because it doesn’t matter where you pray, we just need to pray, because prayer does change things, and prayer changes people. If you are a Christian you should be praying for all of our elected officials as the Bible tells you to do, regardless of what party they belong to.


Nicky Starling


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