Monday, April 7, 2008

Can This Be Real?

I'm in a state of shock.

I found out this morning that recently, one of the workers in our church nursery brought a gun to the nursery and was showing it to the children.

He was told not to bring it again. He was not immediately fired on the spot, even though such a thing is a crime. I have heard that he no longer works in the nursery, although I don't know if he was eventually fired or if he resigned.

I don't know if this happened when my son was there or not.

Tomorrow morning during our weekly mom's group meeting, someone from the church office is going to come and give us the facts of the situation. Unfortunately, rumors and gossip have already made the rounds and I've heard a few different stories about this particular nursery worker.

I want to withold judgment, but at the same time, I'm a little bit scared to take Lance to the church nursery. If my son isn't safe in a church nursery with me in the next building, where is he safe??

Please pray that God will give me wisdom and discernment to see the truth through the lies, and also pray for the children's safety tomorrow. I don't want to live in fear, but neither do I want to put my child in danger! I will update you with more info as soon as I have it.


the dragonfly said...

That made my stomach drop.

Beck said...

Good GRIEF - that's horrifying! Have the police been contacted?
(I also have to say that I utterly disagree with your self-description in your profile.)

Brent O. said...

I was going to say that it could be worse - it could have been one of the students, but I think that wouldn't actually be as bad, because you expect that out of kids.

Awesome Mom said...

That would scare the heck out of me!!!