It's very serious simply because you never know what type of gun it is, if it's loaded and what else is going on in the child's life that may precipitate something very bad from happening.

What the Veterans of Peace group wants to do is come in and basically, through an open forum, promote their cause. This is not an open forum setting for those types of discussions.

We wanted to take all necessary safety precautions.

We already have some specific language about proper behavior in general.

We're reviewing our legal position in light of the 2nd District Court of Appeal's opinion. Even if we decide not to appeal further, we're prepared to go to court to defend our actions.

We understand families need to work on getting their lives together. If we can begin to provide some sense of normalcy in their children's lives, we should do that.

There is a pretty serious situation, but unfortunately this is a situation that could be repeated in any high school in the country. Sometimes you just don't know what is going on in a student's mind.

Corporal punishment is prohibited, but it's not a blanket policy that prohibits an employee from ever touching a student. There are situations when an employee may have to intervene physically in situations such as student fights.

We're at the mercy of the distributors. They could show up at 8 o'clock at night. They haven't been very consistent with the delivery times.