A student and an unarmed guard along with others were shot in front of a school that had decided it was politically correct to choose not to have armed school guards.

The Chicago Tribune article titled: Shooting outside Phillips Academy at end of school day leaves 14-year-old girl in critical condition, security guard in fair condition, cops say, contained the following statement:

“Records show that Phillips decided last year to get rid of both of its two school resource officers. Resource officers are uniformed, armed Chicago police officers. Security personnel at a school who aren’t resource officers are unarmed.”

The Purpose of this Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb, and an idiom, to this sad occurrence.

King Solomon

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. (Proverb 7:12)

Idiom Better safe than sorry

Idiom meaning. It’s better to protect yourself before than cry when something bad happens. You should be careful and try to avoid any risk before a bad thing happens. (google)

What’s My Point?

The decision made by the school board was probably made based on political correctness wave that spread about to “Defund the police.”

Having served as an armed auxiliary police officer in my community foe twelve years, I cannot even begin to comprehend how a school board in a high crime community would have made their decision. The decision not to have armed guards instead of helpless unarmed guards to face an armed perpetrator shooting at  adolescences that school managers are supposed to be responsible for their safety was folly.

In My Opinion

Sadly, we somehow cannot manage to wise up and teach children who grow up to become members of a school board the wisdom learned for the life experiences of past generations.

If Interested

Read the Source Links below and another observation made 3000 years ago by King Solomon which will certainly occurs to victims fatally shot or if wounded will affect their hopes and dreams during their short lifespan on earth.

Anyone who is among the living has hope —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! (Ecclesiastes 9:4)

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-shooting-phillips-high-school-20211012-vubymfvudbg6rdt2i5vu4rsjri-story.html

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