The Real Problem at Sandy Hook
By Ginny Dent Brant
Our country was thrown into shock on December 14th. A jolt so astounding it still resonates in our souls today. How could anyone enact such anger on such innocence? Is man so depraved he could commit such a horror? Apparently so. For those of us who work on the front lines of our culture, we’ve seen this coming for some time. Unfortunately, as our culture continues in a downward spiral, there is more to come.
When I first entered the field of public education 35 years ago, the doors of schools were wide open. Madeline O’Hare had already filed her lawsuit which led to the Supreme Court ending the reading of the Bible and later prayer in public schools. The thought that someone might come in and harm a young child during the school day was unheard of and unimaginable.
My own innocence began to shatter when a parent threatened me and accused me of beating his son. His wife later apologized and told me the dad himself was the abuser. I can’t begin to tell you the times my life has been threatened for doing my job which includes protecting children who are in danger, and sometimes preventing parents from seizing their children due to a court order. At times, I was able to anticipate that police intervention was necessary and their presence was prevention. Sometimes, it was too close for comfort.