Monday, October 02, 2006

Tragic Times

These past few days have been horrible for some of the youth of America. School shootings I'm talking about. Many innocent people have lost their lives. Another one today in Pennsylvania and the details are just coming out now. It was very similar to the one in Colorado a few days ago but took even more lives. I cut and pasted a few news excerpts from Obie's blog that he posted today and he is absolutely right...Father please protect our Youth! I was asked to teach the youth tonight at Amadeo. It was kind of a last minute thing due to an emergency in someones family. But I definitely know what we're going to talk and pray about tonight. We don't really know why these things happen or have all the answers, but we can pray and turn to God for our comfort.

August 30, 2006: Hillsborough, NC
A 19-year-old was arrested outside of a high school after firing 8 shots at the school, injuring two students, around 1:00pm. The male was reportedly firing two guns. He was later charged with killing his father earlier in the day. The van he drove to the school contained ammunition, weapons, and homemade pipe bombs, according to reports.

September 27, 2006: Bailey, CO
A male gunman took six female high school students hostage, using them as shields throughout the afternoon. After releasing some hostages, the male shot at SWAT officers as they entered the classroom, and then shot a 16-year-old female hostage who later died from her wounds. The suspect then committed suicide.

September 29, 2006: Cazenovia, WI
A 15-year-old male student shot the principal of his Pre-K through 12 school after walking into the school with a shotgun and a handgun taken from his family's gun cabinet, according to reports. The male reportedly was confronted by the school's custodian, teachers, and students who tried to wrestle the gun away from him. The custodian said the male was a special education student who said he was there to kill someone. When confronted by the school's 49-year-old principal, the teen shot the principal in the head, chest, and leg. After being shot, the principal wrestled the male to the ground and swept the gun away. The principal died at the hospital several hours later. The teen reportedly had been harassed by other students and believed that teachers and the principal were not doing anything about it. The teen was said to have told another student that the principal "would not make it through homecoming." The teen was in police custody and will be charged as an adult.

October 02, 2006: Nickle Mines, Pennsylvania
A gunman killed "a number" of people at a one-room Amish schoolhouse Monday in Pennsylvania's bucolic Lancaster County, state police said. Exact number of dead and wounded has yet to be released. No details on the shooter are yet known

Father please protect our youth.


Blogger Hannah said...

Oh Lord, protect the youth of our nation. Protect Your children, even the ones that don't yet realize You are their Father. Be with that special needs boy, Lord. Heal him if he has any emotional disorders Lord. Thank you.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Carl Kincaid said...

The Amish response is a pretty amazing example of letting God handle our sorrows. As weird as they can seem sometimes, they really have their priorities in the right place, it seems.

8:09 PM  

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