A janitor at Cupertino High School caused a code red shutdown of the school by reporting a student with an “UZI-like gun.” The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department stormed the school only to find the brightly-colored NERF guns sold at Toys-R-Us and other toy stores.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department responded as they should have to a report of an UZI at a high school. And their well-trained officers instantly saw the toys and probably had a good laugh of relief.
What followed next shows you how the zero-tolerance policies of schools combined with the lack of training make me wonder how people react to things they really don’t understand.
First, the janitor should receive some training in how to spot a toy gun. Trips to Toys-R-Us and a few other toy stores are well needed. Then follow that with a trip to Kerley’s Hunting and Outfitting for a hand-on show and tell on just about any firearm he is likely to see in school or on the streets.
After that a NERF gun fight is called for. This will prevent future false reports.
In fact, do this for all Cupertino school system employees from the principals on down to the janitors.
I would bet that the GS2AC would volunteer to do the training. They would probably take everyone to the firearms range afterwards and everyone would walk away informed and with smiling faces.
The school confiscated the guns saying replicas of firearms are not allowed at the school. PARDON ME! I would like them to show me the firearm on which the NERF gun is based.
Cupertino High School needs gun training and the GS2AC would like to offer serious firearms training to all Cupertino High School Employees.