What would you do if you got word that someone in your workplace had a bomb?
In the end it was much ado about nothing, but for a few very tense hours last week, the drama that unfolded at Parkland High School had a lot of people on edge.
Parkland volleyball coach Mike Krause says he still has trouble sleeping at night when he thinks about what could have happened to the 200 people in the gym.
"It was so real to us," said Krause. "That you didn't know and in the back of my head 'what if, what if'."
Last Friday Krause had just finished talking to his varsity volleyball team after a match with Easton.
He wasn't expecting to hear what came next.
"She explained that there is a sighting of someone out by the flag pole, wearing a vest with pretty full pockets and they blessed themselves. So I interpreted that as someone saying good-bye," he said.
He immediately thought the person had a bomb.
Krause and others only told people there were reports of a possible armed intruder in the building to prevent a panic.
Then students, parents and fans gathered by a door in the gymnasium.
Two hundred people fearing the unknown.
"When you hear of the things happening at the embassy in Libya," said Krause. "It was 9/14 and we just recognized 9/11. In the back of your head you have martyrs, and you're thinking 'what is this guys intent'."
"We didn't know what was going on," added Taylor Krause, a player on the volleyball team. "We didn't know if he had a bomb on him or something and that was probably the most concerning part."
Because the door they were gathered by went outside, police gave the okay to get all the people out of the building.
They then went to the practice football field and eventually home.
The coach credits practice drills like the one on August 8th.
"To see the kids holding each other and not knowing," said Krause. "Still to be able to believe in you and the trust. I commend the practice drills."
Coach Krause says he also was pleased with the way people handled the situation.