A school spokesman says they wanted to err on the side of caution.Frankly, so would I. There is one other piece of troubling news that stemmed from the incident.
District schools are supposed to receive notification of threats like the possible shooting from D.C. Police.Shouldn't the Metro police still call DCPS to let them know that they believe there is no threat?
However, on Friday, school headquarters learned about the reported gunshots when WTOP called for comment about an hour after the incident began.
Assistant D.C. Police Chief Gerald Wilson tells WTOP Capitol Police informed him shortly after the first report came in that there was no threat to the community.