I think that the biggest question here is..."At what point is it o.k. to protect yourself? If he WAS being bullied and felt that the only way to protect himself was with a loaded gun, then the system in place to protect children is not working. Then we need to ask ourselves, how we can fix it so that the children feel safe."
I was bullied as a child and a teen, and can understand how he felt. Assuming that was the reason for him carrying the gun. If that was not the reason, then I believe there is no good excuse for that behavior. As an adult, I believe it the right to carry for protection. NOT EVER ACCEPTABLE in a school. That is where we as a society have failed the children. If they can't be safe in schools, PERIOD, then we need to fix it no matter the cost.
Children are our MOST PRECIOUS resource, and deserve to be loved and protected from any and all threats that we can!! I know it isn't possible to be there ALL the time, but they need to be made aware that there is always a better way than violence, and that any and all of us as friends, parents, relatives, and school officials are here for them.
And we need to TAKE ACTION to make sure they are as safe as humanly possible!!!!
That is how I feel about it, and I think that if he was being bullied and felt that the gun was his only option.
THEN WE FAILED HIM AND NEED TO DO BETTER FOR ALL CHILDREN!!