(WICHITA, Kan.) — With clipboard in hand, Kimberly Lowmiller trolled garage sales in a west Wichita neighborhood Friday.
She wasn't looking for bargains. She was looking for signatures.
"My friend, Daniel. I don't know if you heard about him on the news," she said to a stranger.
Lowmiller asked Wichitans to sign a petition to keep her friend Daniel Nagel employed as a teacher. Nagel was suspended earlier this week after another employee at White Elementary saw him with a gun.
"We all have brain farts, you know and do silly things," Lowmiller said. "I think his heart was in the right place."
Lowmiller believes Nagel armed himself to keep students safe. She thinks a suspension is punishment enough.
"There's some crazy people out there, I'm sure. But Daniel's not one of them," she said.
Reaction has been mixed since Nagel's arrest Monday. And not everyone Lowmiller encountered was comfortable signing her petition.