Six schools in the Macalester-Groveland and Highland Park neighborhoods of St.Paul, Minnesota were locked down on the morning of October 30 when a student on his way to class at Cretin-Durham Hall notified school authorities that he had seen an individual getting out of a car with a gun in his hand, says Twin Cities.com. After 25 minutes of searching, police gave the all-clear and life returned to as normal as it gets in the capital city.
Just three days ago I noticed that a man searching through the used parts bins in a bicycle shop a short distance from Cretin-Durham Hall was openly wearing an automatic pistol in a holster on his hip. Others noticed as well. Nobody called the police or reported it to a school principal. Maybe the guy was a cop. On the other hand, he might well have been a serial killer. We probably should have called the police and let them determine the facts. Can't be too careful.
A few years back, University of Minnesota police were informed that an individual had carried a cased gun into Northrup Auditorium. The facility and those nearby were locked down while they were searched. The cops found an electrician with a cased high-dielectric tool. Can't be too careful.