Friday, January 11, 2013

So You Really Want Guns in School, Huh?

Waimea, HI. I get posts from the cops here via email. This one just came in:

Community: Waimea School lock-down 01-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala District
Lieutenant William Gary Souther
Report No. C13000866
Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police responded Friday morning (January 11) to a report of a stranger on campus at Waimea Elementary School.

In response to a 7:56 a.m. call, officers learned that an unknown man had been seen chasing a 10-year-old boy on the school campus. Another student reported the incident to school officials as a stranger on campus.

As a precaution, both Waimea Elemenatry School and Waimea Middle School, which are located on the same property, went on lock-down for about 35 minutes.

Now some well-meaning folks, and some ignorant wobblefucks like Wayne LaPierre, will tell you that if we only had the teachers, janitors, bus drivers and cafeteria workers armed, we could handle a situation like this properly. They could have taken that psycho down, and likely one of them would have. Oh, here's the last sentence of the police report:

Police investigation later determined that the man on campus was a relative of the boy and that they had been playing. 

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