Through the generous giving of one of our donors, CHA installed SafeDefend in 2020. SafeDefend is a rapid notification system that uses employees’ fingerprints to alert school personnel and the police in the case of a lockdown situation. Staff and law enforcement are contacted immediately so the school can be locked down faster, and help will be on the way. This Thursday, November 30, our students will participate in a schoolwide drill. While we pray that we will never have to use this tool, we understand that the Lord has given us wisdom and the resources to provide a safe environment for all students and employees.
Beyond these new safety upgrades, the faculty and staff at CHA pray daily for our school and the students. Our Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning devotion times are times of prayer. The teachers pray daily with the students. One of my favorite sights is watching Mr. Josh Bullard walk through the halls, greeting the teachers in the mornings in their classrooms and praying over each room. While resources like SafeDefend are necessary in today’s culture, we ultimately understand that the Lord is our shield.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.” — Psalm 28:7