A couple of years ago the entire school system in my rural county went into lock-down because a .22 round was found on the HS property.....in the grass. Five elementary schools, the middle school and the high school were locked-down. Sheriff’s Dept, PD from nearby city (pop 7K), State police, SWAT, EMT and HazMat were called to the scene. This was in a RURAL area of WV about a day or two into squirrel season.
Did the kids keep leaving more cartridges around after that incident to keep getting out of school?
I hope someone slapped silly everyone involved in that series of decisions.
That’s really sad.
When I was in 7th and 8th grade my buddy and I regularly brought our .22 rifles to school in the morning and kept them in our lockers. After school we would head over to the town dump and shoot rats. On the way we stopped at the hardware store on main street to buy a box of .22's. We walked through town about a mile to school, a mile to the dump and then 2 miles back home carrying our rifles and no one paid any attention to us at all.
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
-- Leslie Poles Hartley
Oh good lord! In West Virginia?