Just In Case

by mkvecchitto
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As a teacher in a Catholic school, I was required to attend a safety meeting last week. It was held in a church and two retired law enforcement personnel taught us what to do if there was an active shooter during mass. While an important discussion, I was struck by the contrast of the topic in a place that is supposed to be one of peace.


 

Panic buttons on the altar, just in case

In the sacristy, they are installing a landline

Necessary safety measures put into place

Look at the hands, watch for a sign

 

In the sacristy, they are installing a landline

A new way of living, we’re told to embrace

Look at the hands, watch for a sign

in a place of worship, this holy space

 

A new way of living, we’re told to embrace

Will armed guards distribute communion and wine

in a place of worship, this holy space

Panic buttons on the altar, just in case

 

photo: Pixabay

prompt: Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie – Sunday Writing Prompt

 

 

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2 Comments to “Just In Case”

  1. Yes, its sad state of reality are living in.Instead of teaching kids that school is safe to learn and grow we are having active shooter drills.

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