The most recent school shooting happened on a day when we usually celebrate love; Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday. The image of the mom holding her child and crying, with ashes clearly visible on her forehead, is burned in my mind.
Late 2016 I wrote and article for Today's Catholic Teacher, about threats to our classrooms and how to keep them safe. I wish it wasn't necessary to revisit this issue, but it is. Hopefully, the article may empower and protect some along the way.
Our prayers, thoughts and future actions are with the families affected by this tragedy.
Safety article.... http://www.catholicteacher.com/safety-in-our-classrooms-2/