I have to start this post with a note of deep gratitude and a bit of praise for the employees at our son's school. I am very grateful everyone is safe and that the staff acted quickly and responsibly. I am also grateful the sheriff's department came out en masse--with an estimated 100 deputies.
Yes, our oldest spent 5 hours locked in a dark, windowless classroom where they had to remain quiet and keep the lights turned off because a student brought a large knife and bullets (but no gun) to school and threatened another student. Fortunately, no one got hurt. They locked down the school and proceeded to search the entire building to make sure there were no other weapons in the school.
I am so very grateful everyone is okay. I am also so sad that the world has come to this and that the student felt he had to bring the knife to school in the first place. I am praying for this student and his family as well. I hope they all get the help they obviously need and that whatever situation that led up to this can also be resolved.
Anyway, if you are inclined to pray, can you please add a few for not only my son's school and the people involved but for our entire country? I'd appreciate it.
Until next time, may your creative time be peaceful.