08 January 2013

What Was He Thinking?

With all the publicity surrounding "school shootings" right now, you'd almost think this was deliberate.

ANCHORAGE — Police say a 16-year-old Dimond High School student pointed a BB gun resembling a handgun at another student Tuesday morning, prompting police to swarm the school. The South Anchorage campus was temporarily placed on lockdown. 

The student is in custody and faces criminal charges, police said.

Fifteen officers arrived at the school just after 9:35 a.m. and evacuated a classroom where the BB gun -- made to look like a Glock .40-caliber handgun -- was found in a backpack, according to an Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman.

School resumed as usual just after 10 a.m., said Anchorage School District spokeswoman Heidi Embley.

from the story at www.adn.com
 We're grateful that no one was hurt, and that the police responded quickly.

But will someone please check this boy's mental state & motivation? Is he ill, or just another punk looking for notoriety?


Old NFO said...

It would be interesting to see what the police response time was... Just sayin...

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, the initial reports said "several" units were on-scene "in less than a minute".

CottonLady said...

Hope they don't hear about this in DC or that will be another "gun ban feather" in their cap!

I'm like you...check out the kid!!

Rev. Paul said...

CottonLady, if BB guns that look like real firearms aren't on the list yet, I'm sure they will be soon. Still don't mean nothin'.