This is my son’s school. He knew the student that was going to carry this out. Thankfully, everything was resolved quickly.
I visited with the principal the day after the incident, letting him know I appreciated the way everything was handled- as soon as they got word, the entire school went on lockdown, leaving students sheltering in place for a few hours while the police and administration determined that all possible threats had been neutralized.
My kids are all level-headed, so no worries about trauma. While just over half of all students left after the lockdown, my son stayed and finished his school day… in his words, “After that, today was probably the safest day I spent in school, so I don’t get why people would leave.”
Just thought I’d share!