Yeah...basically if he hadn't shot several people first, we'd have another Sandy Hook on our hands...maybe even worse given the amount of ammo he had.When the school’s staff heard gunshots half a mile away, they put the school on immediate lockdown “without having to be told to do so by law enforcement.”
The shooter then rammed his vehicle into the school gate and entered the grounds with a semi-automatic rifle that had a multi-round clip and a load-bearing vest that had clips embedded in the chest.
Footage from the school’s security cameras revealed that the suspect was able to enter a bathroom, the only unlocked door in the school.
When the suspect couldn’t get into any of the rooms because they were locked, Johnston said he fired an estimated 30 rounds at the windows over the course of six minutes.
The suspect then became “frustrated” that he was unable to enter any of the classrooms and left the school.
Johnston applauded the staff at the elementary school for their “quick thinking,”saying their actions saved “countless lives and children.”
“This incident, as tragic and as bad as it is, could have been so much worse if it wasn’t for the quick thinking and staff at our elementary school,” Johnston said. “At this time, we are unaware of any child that has died as a result of this incident.”