The gruesome incidents at Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook tally death counts of 13, 32, an 26 respectively. This could have been avoided or minimized had something subtle yet important had not been overlooked. It had been long outlawed for students to voluntarily pray in schools. For several reasons, leaving God out of schools, may have an effect on people.
First, morality is left out of young minds. Not being accountable to God lets one to do anything, especially bad things. God leads men to know right from wrong. Being set apart from God, youths will do as they please, fatal or not the consequences. President Reagan said it best,
But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief.
Second is destructive things in kids and teens would be unchecked. Things such as hatred, anger, envy, etc. would build up and explode unless it is allowed to be under God. Letting thinking kids go about anywhere but church on Sunday is a recipe for storing and cultivating a time bomb. God is the expert at diffusal.
Third is man thinks it is best to be apart from God. By banning kids if they want to pray at school or not, is suggesting they can forgo God. Freedom from God is not real freedom. It is a permission to let desires and whims, take over man. Don’t wonder why youths take on the urge to pull the trigger, when God is not “allowed” in the school.
The government cannot protect every kid in school. A kid can still be beat up by a bully. Or a kid can be shot in unfortunate incidents. But things will get better when God is not barred from entering. Welcoming Him brings the maker of life into classrooms, and not the bringer of guns.