The man committed no crime. He printed words on a board that showed even AFTER the massacre one week ago, just how easy it was to do it again.
As a teacher, I want to be able to protect myself. I'm willing and capable of doing just that!
I thought only handguns were used?
He committed trespassing. They might also charge him with terroristic threatening and other charges.
Actually, given he was stopped at the door by the resource officer, and arrested, I think he showed that it isn’t as easy as it looks, if you have a person assigned to keep bad people out.
In some cases, those resource officers are police officers. AT my kid’s high school and probably most schools in Virginia, the resource officer was a police officer and carried his police weapon with him at all times. So if you tried that in their school, you’d be met with armed resistance.
You would probably be able to kill the poor disabled guy who does the check-in process at the door (you give them your driver’s license, it is scanned to check for your identify because our DLs have information in them, and then you get a sticker and are allowed in).
Anyway, if I were going to try to terrorize a town, it seems easier to set up outside the perimeter and just shoot using a rifle when the kids are outside playing.
The most terror I can remember in my life was when the DC Sniper was driving around randomly killing people one at a time over a period of weeks. One of the shootings was in my county, at a gas station I regularly drove past. And other shootings were at stores like stores I attended, and it was all random, so nothing you could do would really guarantee that you might not be targeted.
During that time, kids weren’t allowed out from schools during the day. One kid was shot after being dropped off at school, but survived.
I don’t think if a teacher would be alarmed if he or she saw someone walking up the steps with a board. They might strain their eyes trying to read what he wrote on it.