A parent who identified herself as "Felicia" online wrote, "My son is a first grader at Blackman and I didn't get a note, call or email about this. Finding out about it on the news does not make me happy at all."
"Lisa Fairfax" added, "I also have a first grader and a third grader and no note!!!!"
According to Evans said Principal Ford followed procedure.
"We typically investigate, discipline the students who were involved, and then notify the parents who were involved," he said. "She was treating it like one of those situations."
School design also played a role in parent notification, as the bullets were found in the fourth grade hallway.
"The school is compartmentalized, so only certain students go down certain hallways," Evans said.
But that reasoning didn't sit well with "Mike" who commented on Nashville's News 2's Web site, asking, "'Compartmentalized?' Is there a force field where bullets found in one hallway can not reach another? Why were we not notified?"
In hindsight, school leaders said they understand the outrage.
"The Connecticut shooting has really, it's put everybody on edge," Evans said. "People are just concerned about their kids' safety. We are, too, of course."
Several comments online supported the school's decision to notify only the parents of students involved.
While there are currently no plans to change Rutherford County Schools' policy, Evans admitted this incident could impact how individual school leaders make notifications in the future.
No weapon was found at the school, and investigators were not able to determine how the bullets got into the building. The case has since been closed.