“I’m paying for this,” he said. “I don’t want this college to have a bad reputation.”
Lone Star Chancellor Richard Carpenter said weapons are not allowed on campus.
Training had begun for staff last week on how to handle a school shooting, he said, leading many workers to lock their doors and stay in place after the shots rang out.
“I’m relieved that we were as prepared as we were,” Carpenter said. “Often people pass on that training. They say, ‘Oh, that won’t ever happen here, I don’t need that now.’ This probably made it very real. I suspect all our employees will be very eager to participate in the future.”