Wednesday, November 18

Shots Fired! (Salisbury, NC)

Church bus caught in crossfire Salisbury, NC - Salisbury Post
"Riders hit the floor as a loaded church bus got caught in the crossfire during a gun battle Sunday afternoon"

Only a few days after I posted about safety concerns regarding 15-Passenger Vans the above article is released. This article defines being in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are a few things that we can learn from this experience. Many churches offer transportation services to members of their congregations that do not have their own transportation. We cannot place everyone in this category; however, I think it is safe to say that a large number of people who don’t have cars “may” live in lower income area’s that “could” have a higher crime rate. I say this as a reminder that churches should be extra vigilant when providing services in this area. Work with your local police department to identify high crime areas near your church. There may be alternate routes that you can take to avoid trouble spots similar to the one illustrated is Salisbury, NC.

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