With the already-shocking number of school shootings quickly increasing in the United States, it has become clear that schools must review their active shooter policies and make adjustments to ensure school safety. A school should be nothing but a safe space where all can learn. Nobody can predict where and how emergencies will strike, but having an air-tight emergency response plan in place can save lives and minimize the impact of an attack.
We unfortunately live in a world where church emergencies like active shooters are becoming more and more common. Whether the act of an individual or an organized group, these disasters not only put several people in danger, but attack everything a church stands for: being a peaceful place where people are free to worship.