IT guy leaves his gun in the faculty restroom (not one students can use). Keep in mind this is in IL, with some of the most draconian gun laws in the country. Someone finds it, school is immediately put on lockdown. They review surveillance, figure out who left it there, and that he's not even in the building anymore, having gone on to his next assignment.
He's in custody now, and of course it's stupid that he left a gun in the bathroom, but was it worth panicking the entire town when all they had to do was review video footage to see who was the last one in there? For the approx 2 hrs between the lockdown order and the police issuing a statement, rumors were rampant that it was a meth bust, armed student, etc etc. Parents were jamming the school switchboard demanding to know what was going on. (I was following along on fb, this is one of the schools where I'm from)Answer Question
Answer by cassie_kellison at 4:07 PM on Oct. 30, 2013
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CYA. It seems that it's common to hear *may not be acting alone* in preliminary reporting of events like this. They are probably operating under the better safe than sorry theory.
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