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Armed for a Storm

Bill Craig brought an umbrella to work at California State University at San Marcos for protection from the rain, but he found himself in the midst of a completely different kind of storm: a campus lockdown over reports of a suspicious man with a gun. “The doors locked and then they took all the chairs and all the tables and barricaded the doors,” a student said. Officials said they were looking for a white man with jeans, a black shirt and a rifle. The description “fit me to a tee,” said Craig — except for the small detail that the “rifle” was his umbrella. Still, Craig, who has been put through active shooter drills repeatedly in his 17 years at Cal State, said law enforcement officers, who at one point held him at gunpoint, handled the matter professionally. (AC/KGTV San Diego) ...Locking everyone down and pointing guns because a civilian has what might be a gun: professionalism, as taught by active shooter drills.
Original Publication Date: 07 September 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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