I know you are all aware of the recent school shooting in Broward County. Another senseless tragedy that makes us all worry more, pray more, and probably sleep less. I don't think anyone can possibly understand how these events can continue to happen in our world, it is indeed very disheartening.
I don't believe it was a coincidence that on Monday the Pinellas County Catholic School administrators were in a training from the sheriff's department about exactly this topic. I don't believe it is a coincidence that over a month ago a training was scheduled for our faculty for next week. I do know that it's unfortunate that another tragedy has to happen to once again shake us into being better prepared.
Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing our crisis plan, making adjustments, and practicing drills. We will work to make sure not to frighten the students, but to help them understand that unfortunately there are bad people in the world and we want to keep them safe. Please continue to pray for the families who were affected in South Florida - their lives are forever changed.
Blessings on a peaceful long weekend,