On Wednesday morning a Waubonsie Valley High School student reported seeing two students with a gun in a hallway, triggering a five-hour lockdown while police searched the school for weapons. The gun was eventually determined to be a BB gun, and police said students were never in danger.
Some parents expressed disapproval at the way the district handled the affair, specifically saying that e-mails informing them of the situation were too vague and that the district discouraged their children inside the school from communicating with worried parents outside. Do you think the district handled the situation well? If not, what would you have done differently? One parent suggested metal detectors. Is that a good solution?