Today Newtown-Connecticut (20 children murdered); Bart Township-Pennsylvania ’06 (ten children murdered); Beslan-North Ossetia ’04 (156 children murdered); and Ma’alot-Israel ’74 (22 children murdered). Murdering-Terrorist-cowards took the lives of our most innocent i.e. children. Why, to promote or air the fact that their own lives were total failures, and rather than seek help they attacked those who are least likely to resist. They then took their own lives rather than face those who would bring the fight to them. Today is a tragic and disheartening day because it has only been a few days since we had a similar incident in Portland. Be mindful when you see these incidents in the news, because without fail, a copycat always does the same thing within two weeks. For far too long our children have been taught to hide and to not make noise if they find themselves in a situation like this. But they also need to know to RUN out of the danger zone, HIDE if necessary, FIGHT if there is no other option and never to submit. Please see this article Off-duty Active Shooter Response that I wrote after the Aurora incident in July. It was written as kick-in-the-pants for those in the fold but it is of service for all. Don’t think it can happen? Don’t think that it could happen to you or your children? WAKE UP, BE ALERT and PREPARE yourself and your family. Prayers and comfort to all.