Church Safety

A Bible on a stand

Many worshipers were nervous Saturday night after a rifle was found in a Peachtree City church chapel, but police said Sunday there was no attack planned.

A woman with mental health issues left the rifle at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Walt Banks Road.

"A female who suffers from mental illness and diminished mental capacity resides with the owner of the firearm and was responsible for leaving the rifle at the church," police said in a Facebook post.

Churches, synagogues, temples and mosques are all places of worship where people go to pray and find peace.  

But as we’ve seen in places like Charleston and Pittsburgh, even those spaces are not safe from gunfire and hatred.

Greenforest Community Baptist Church in East Atlanta is just one of the places preparing for a potential mass shooting.