14-year-old DezJuan Sanders was killed in a shooting earlier this week in Elkhart, Indiana. It’s a devastating loss that’s rattled the community, and on Wednesday, citizens had a chance to ask questions to community leaders.
While some local officials talked about the need for parents to watch their children more closely and lock up any guns, Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers (below) put the blame somewhere else entirely:
“You take God and prayer out of schools and you take discipline away from parents and teachers and you want the Sheriff to solve it? No. This is a community problem,” Rogers said.
Right… God and prayer will solve everything. That’s why Christians never do anything wrong.
Is every tragedy just another chance for Christians to ignore the Constitution? I’m not sure how forcing religion on the students would change anything, anyway. For all we know, the shooter believed in God.
If that’s how the Sheriff wants to solve problems, this community’s in real trouble.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)