David Markland reported the lock down resulting from a reported gunman on Pasadena’s Blair High School yesterday afternoon HERE. The Pasadena Star News has the full story of the event ending with a happy result, no gun and no students hurt. Reports indicated at one point a “person of interest” was detained but no arrests were made. (Picture by PSN staff photographer Sarah Reingewirtz from todays article, full series of photos for viewing and purchase HERE).
The photo depicts students being escorted by police to an area believed to be the gym. The hands above your head is part of PUSD established
sniper drill lock down drill procedure.
The more interesting story for me unfolded as a side bar to the event involving press access to the parents. The Crime Scene Blog was doing real time updates during the event HERE, HERE and HERE. What the group writing at Crime Scene Blog reported is that at one point during the lock down one of their reporters heard a commander tell the officers to separate the parents and media. They later reported and alleged that the separation was due to an interview with KCAL9 where parent Christina Anderson in an interview said her “sense of security was shattered.” Another instance of the People’s Republic of Pasadena’s respect for the First Amendment which I reported HERE?