Joseph Brown, a senior in the geometry class, said, "He was talking about angles and said, 'If you're in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president.' "
U.S. Secret Service agents, informed of the event "through the grapevine," questioned the teacher but determined no credible threat existed. Superintendent Phil Hammonds said the teacher remained at work, and there were no plans for termination. However, Hammonds added,
"We are going to have a long conversation with him about what's appropriate. It was extremely poor judgment on his part, and a poor choice of words."