Out of hand? This incident and the response of the school is evidence that the inmates have taken over the asylum. He was indeed involved in an incident involving a gun. He terminated the threat and preserved life and safety. That was heroic. "Rules....rules...must apply rules" is a short jump from "Brains...brains...must eat brains". If administrators cannot analyze a situation and instead apply rules mindlessly, the most important question they should ask at work should be "you want fries with that?".