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Difficult Decisions

By Staff | Jan 30, 2013

Decisions can be very difficult to make.

We think this often when we see children learning the difficult lesson from making the wrong decision. Would it be okay to get a ride home with a friend, his mom says it’s okay? The child makes the decision that seems right in his eyes, only to find his mom has become frantic when she goes to pick up her son and he is no longer where he is supposed to be. Then the consequences come.

It was an innocent case of simply making the wrong decision.

We’ve seen many decisions made lately that could be debated in the court of public opinion: Should local schools gone on lock down when there was a possible issue with a person arriving at the school? Should schools be delayed or cancelled because of the weather? Should New Martinsville fight for Alternative and Renewable Energy Resource Credits?

The saying that hindsight is 20/20 is very true. We all know what decisions should have been made after the situations play themselves out — just ask the kid being yelled at by a frantic mother when she finds him safe at a friend’s house.

But when the decisions are made, the correct choice isn’t so clear. In the eyes of school safety, we think erring on the side of caution is the right choice.

Particularly after Tuesday’s incident involving New Martinsville School, we are thankful for the extra measures, thankful for those who executed them so seamlessly, and thankful that all is well.