To me it is a bit like what do you do if you are about to miss your exit while you are driving. Some people swerve in traffic at the last minute in front of others, or some even stop and back up on the freeway to not miss their exit and actually put people's lives at risk because they do not think and exercise good judgement. For me, I just miss my exit and turn around at the next exit, and it makes me irate to see people risking other people's lives to save a minute or two of driving. We have a colossal failure or misunderstanding of what constitutes good judgement, and whether good judgement is just an optional suggestion or not in this country.
For this kid, why not immediately get in your car and drive home and deposit the gun off-campus? Yes, you might be late for class, but the problem has already happened? Not only is it illegal to bring a weapon on campus, but it is also illegal to drive with one in your car where you can reach it. What should he have done?
Maybe the police could give us an answer as to the best alternative for this - I'm just guessing or trying to think what I would do. I just would not let myself get into this situation to begin with. Is it too much to expect people to mindful of what they are doing at all times?
Any other thoughts on this?