My my my how times have changed since I was in high school.
One day in high school a man appeared at our classroom door with a gun looking for the coach (gym teacher). Our teacher gave him some B.*. line and sent the guy on a wild goose chase in a direction the coach would not be near. Then he comes back in the classroom and decides to send a message to the principal that there is a man with a gun in the school. Well, I get picked because I'm the biggest guy in the classroom. For size comparison, I was always assumed to be a football player, linebacker or another position where you just hit people all game long.
Some thoughts looking back on that day....
- The teacher is a moron.
Why send the biggest guy to the principal? Why not send the littlest scrawniest kid you can find. There'* less to shoot at that way. I was a pretty easy target!!
- I left the room and class continued. No school lockdown. No alarms. No big deal. I doubt that would be the case today.
- The school was wide open all day and no metal detectors. A far cry from schools today.
- School security was called to deal with the problem. No cops at all.
- I was unarmed. Back then we didn't carry guns. A knife was a big deal back then.
How times change.