On that note, today was commemorated when I was rudely woken by an e-mail from my daughter's school saying that they were closed for the day due to local public school bomb threats. WHAT?!?!
6 schools were closed. That is thousands of children didn't go to school because some idiot thought it would be a good idea for whatever reason to send several written bomb threats to an elementary school in the area.
I am so tired of people. Tired, that they think it is okay. Tired that people who have mental deficiencies aren't properly cared for so that they are not able to do these things.
*Yes, just last February a boy was arrested for writing a bomb threat on the high school bathroom's wall and he was mentally deficient with a myriad of disorders and the reason for the threat? He wanted to get out of something he had to do in one of his classes. His father said he had the mental capacity of a 10-11 year old which in my opinion isn't an excuse. 10-11 year olds, hell even my 5 year old knows better than to threaten me or any of her friends to get her way. It just isn't acceptable.
As a parent this is horrifying because every threat, whether it be a bomb or knives, or guns used with bad intent and by criminally minded people threaten MY CHILD and therefore ME. Even if it is JUST A THREAT it doesn't matter. More care needs to be taken to teach our children that this is not okay, so that when they become teenagers they realize that these kind of drastic measures are not a resolution and when these children/teens become adults they live their lives as non-chaotic, non-violent and non-volatile human beings, considerate of others' space, possessions, and feelings. As well as understanding natural consequences for actions. So many people just don't have any concept of consequences anymore or they don't think they apply to them.
And the people that do this because they are somehow mentally incapacitated - well, it is then the fault of their caretaker and if they don't have a caretaker with our lovely socialist government handing out money to every Tom, Dick and Larry as well as health insurance being mandatory - then why shouldn't these people be properly cared for and supervised so they are incapable of criminal activity?
Anyway, a lot seems to be going down in many places today. So, I will just pray and remember:
'If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.' - II Chronicles 7:14