The Best Way to Stop School Violence

I'm tired of all the school violence and I'm sure you are too

My heart drops every time I hear about another school shooting. Twenty years ago my heart dropped when the news came about the Columbine High School massacre. 

I was in a room with six youth leaders promoting Dare 2 Share's "When all hell breaks loose..." conference on spiritual warfare and evangelism. That's when the pastor of the church we were meeting at interrupted our small gathering and informed us, "All hell has broken loose at Columbine High School. You may all want to stop and pray."

We did.

Just 30 minutes across Denver all hell was breaking loose as two teen killers walked into Columbine High School and reeked unholy havoc in the cafeteria, classrooms, hallway and library. 13 lives were lost that day before the shooters turned the guns on themselves.

Last week all hell broke loose again in the Denver area as two armed teenagers entered the STEM School in Highlands Ranch (7.5 miles away from Columbine.) These two hate-filled young people injured 8 teenagers and killed one before they were finally stopped. 

When school violence like this erupts so do all of the proposed solutions. Some chant "More gun control!" and others "Arm the teachers!" But neither of these solutions will ultimately work in my opinion. There are almost 400 million guns in the hands of civilians in the United States.

It's already out of control.

And arming teachers could work in some situations but backfire in others. 

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When all hell breaks loose... reflections on the Columbine High School massacre 20 years later

Where were you on April 20th, 1999 when you heard the news about the Columbine High School massacre?

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Never get used to the phrase "There's been another school shooting"

"There's been another school shooting" is a phrase I hope I never get used to hearing. Every time I hear it I get a sinking feeling in my stomach that takes me back 19 years ago. Sadly, I had that sinking feeling again this morning when I heard the news about the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. 

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How should Christians react to the latest school shooting?

Late yesterday afternoon I heard the tragic news about the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It broke my heart to hear that seventeen teenagers and adults were heartlessly slaughtered in this horrific attack.

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What do we say to our teenagers in light of the most recent school shooting?

As a youth leader or parent it can be difficult to know how to help our teenagers process through something as tragic as a school shooting. But when tramautic events happen, like what happened at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, it provides an opportunity to speak into their lives in a deep and meaningful way.

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Gun control and the Gospel... responding to the #UCC school shooting in Oregon

What happened at Umpqua Community College was at a level of malevolence beyond any earthly explanation or solution. Like a river of magma underneath the earth's crust, unimaginable evil burst forth yesterday. Tragically, it's eruption extinguished ten precious lives and devastated countless others.

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3 steps to help students transform their schools (in light of the most recent school shooting)

In just eighty seconds it was all over. But those seconds were packed with utter horror for the students, teachers and administrators of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. Karl Pierson, in a pre-planned attack, entered the school armed with a pump-action shotgun, three Molotov cocktails, a machete and anunresolved vendetta against a debate coach.

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Gun Control is Not the Answer

In response to the horrific reality of last week’s school shooting in Connecticut there seems to be a growing sentiment toward stricter gun control laws in America. Most reporters, many Senators and, even the President himself, are talking about the issue of gun control like it is the answer to

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Another tragic school shooting…how should we react?

I just heard the tragic news about the school shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. It broke my heart to hear of so many dying in such a horrific attack.

There’s something especially sad about elementary school children being senselessly slaughtered. As a father to two elementary school aged children

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Continue to Pray For Aurora, Colorado

Please continue to pray for the whole community of Aurora, Co., the victims of the tragedy, their families, the church in and throughout Denver, and even the perpetrator. The community is still in mourning and right now, those who are not in the actual area physically can support in

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Greg Stier

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Hi, I'm Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries. On this blog I share personal experiences about life, ministry, and how we are mobilizing teenagers across America to share their faith. I would love to connect with you. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook or join a move of God at Dare 2 Share.

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