Sounds like that "witness" got freaked over a potentially non-issue and started acting like an irrational freaked out moron, running around screaming
"lockdown!" Sounds like the witness was still all in a tizzy about the "shooting" and projected more to the situation than there actually was.
It went on to say that there were 2 men in the school parking lot arguing and a witness thought he saw or heard (not sure which) a gun.
he or she saw
a gun? Which is it, and who is confused: the witness, the principal, or you not recalling what the
Lockdowns happen very frequently, and are rarely because of a true threat to children or school, but are a precaution.
I have seen multiple reports of a theft or a robbery or other random crimes and all the schools get locked down in the area as a precaution. That's
just it: a precaution. And it usually amounts to nothing.
Glad everything turned out ok and no one is hurt, but this entire post and incident (at least with the witness) seem to be the result of overreaction.
Good thing the principal called to say, "hey this happened, but everything is fine, it was nothing," with a level head, while others are freaked out
and overreacting, including parents--after the fact.
ETA: And this is EXACTLY the kind of stuff that adds to "conspiracy thinking" such as surround the Sandy Hook shooting, when people say "OMG the
reporting and information doesn't add up". Well, yeah, because it's initially irrational. The information in this incident is so all over the place,
that it is not known if there even was
a gun, or even what someone thought sounded
like a gun or simply a car door slam.
edit on 14-1-2013 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)