I understand principals' need to change into Depends at the very thought of anything more weapon-like than a blunt Crayola. If "something happens" they're going to get sued, maybe fired and faced with the need to find real jobs.
So I suppose the lockdown at a nearby junior high is just one of the sillinesses of the times, odiously called the "new normal."
I preferred the old normal. A Terry Stop of any 10 guys in my 7th grade room at Pleasant Valley probably would have turned up at least a dozen loose rounds of .22, fuzzy from riding in denim pockets. But the school rulers never bothered to look. Only if you took them out for inspection could you get in trouble.
The saintly Mrs.Minor: "James, put that back in your pocket and open your Warriner's. Don't make me tell you again." Yeah, I was a repeat offender.
Aside to our crack KUOO. You probably meant "cartridge" rather than "bullet." But what the Hell. It's only radio, and theyr'e both icky and fearsome, huh?