White Bluff letter: Prayer, Bible proven low-cost school safety measures

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USJ students bow their heads in prayer Wednesday, March 14, 2018, during a voluntary prayer service around their flag pole to remember the 17 victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. The service was led by Jackson First United Methodist Church Youth Pastor Christian Hesling and involved select students reading the names and short biographies of the Parkland victims. The USJ prayer service was not affiliated with the National Walkout led by high school students across the country. (Photo: Morgan Timms / The Jackson Sun)

Letter to the Editor, The Tennessean

Prayer, Bible ‘proven, low-cost’ school safety measure

The Dickson Herald’s Friday, March 9th article on the City of Dickson adding school safety officers is a welcome improvement to better ensure the safety of our County’s children. There is one possible proven low-cost initiative that should augment this effort.

Before prayer and the Bible were pulled from our public schools the U.S. did not have mass school shootings or mass shootings in general. The schools also had better discipline and there was also less crime before 1963. Adding prayer and the Bible back into public schools would be a proven low-cost way to improve school safety and discipline. It worked in the past and it would work again.

Robert S. Nakamoto

White Bluff

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