Saturday, December 14, 2013

Around-the-clock security team assigned to protect Nativity scene

The nativity scene displayed on the front lawn at Greensboro College, North Carolina has been assigned around-the-clock security.

Back in 2007, vandals smashed and ripped it apart. It was created in 1936 and had to be replaced. The school then recovered a shepherd that was stolen two years ago, but they're not taking chances it won't happen again. So now, the school has resorted to around-the-clock security.

"I wish it weren't necessary, but stupid people are going to do stupid things," said Director of Communications Lex Alexander. They have surveillance cameras and even a security guard. Stancil Locklear says: "We're going to do what we've got to do to make sure nobody vandalises the nativity scene."

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It's a job that doesn't allow holidays off. Locklear will be there on Christmas night. "I've got a 7-year-old daughter. I'm going to miss her, being home at night, her playing with her toys," he said. The security team will be on alert until the nativity scene is taken down some time after the holidays.

1 comment:

Barbwire said...

WWJD? Probably tell the school to forget the display and let the man spend time with his daughter.