My thought - Accidently? Just the sort of person folks want walking around a school with a gun. And, it took this long for either him to come forward or the media to report this? I don't know which to question more.
Another story from today:
Update as of 1/27/11 - The news is reporting that this event was a fake. One would find it hard to count all the folks that were impacted by the individual who faked this.
Even though this event was not true it still pointed out holes in the response and action taken by the schools which were locked down.
In the last few days there have been shootings at three Southern California schools. Here are the links to a few of the stories.
I am big on safety and caution but the way this situation was handled created chaos, additional worry and concern for many and threw a little more gas on an already emotional fire.
Over reaction? If this had happened in a South Central L.A. neighborhood or in Central L.A. they probably would have sent a half a dozen units and a command unit, maybe a bit more but nowhere close to what was deployed in West Hills.