Why? How?

I can’t help but to think back to a day where, not so long ago, I stopped by my daughter’s after school care to make a payment. It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon. I didn’t have the new code to unlock the door, so I knocked. Nothing. Looking through the windows, I saw the teachers were not in their classrooms. I went around to every door of the building…all doors were locked. Even the entrance to the church office. Feeling frustrated and inconvenienced, still not able to enter, I walked back to my car and left. But, quickly, my frustrations turned to releif. Releif from knowing that had a crazed maniac tried to enter that school, they wouldn’t have been able to. My daughter would have been safe. The other children would have been safe. The teachers would have been safe. So I ask…HOW are these people able to enter these schools? Everyone’s focused on “why didn’t they do something before this”…”people knew he was capable of this”…”guns need to be banned”…”it’s the government’s fault”…”blah, blah, blah”…but why isn’t anyone asking “how”…”why”? HOW do these sick people get in to our schools in the first place? WHY aren’t all doors locked? WHY isn’t there more security for our children? It’s already happened one too many times before now, so WHY aren’t our schools, our teachers, our CHILDREN better protected? WHY aren’t we focused more on providing safety and security, but banning guns and blaming political parties instead? Laws aren’t going to change, at least not any time in the near future, so why not expand our energy to something we CAN do…like providing more security?


One thought on “Why? How?

  1. Well said! At least that’s a start. Disturbed people will cause death and destruction anywhere there is a hole to crawl through so we need to put a hedge of protection around our innocent children that trust us to protect them. We have failed them. The government has failed them. Mothers that are able should consider home schooling until a fortress is built around our children.


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