What is a good lead?

A good lead needs to answer these questions.Who does the story involve? What is the story about? When did the event occur? Where did the event occur? Why did they write a news story about this event? How did it come to be?

The news story I choose appeared on the clickondetroit.com headline: Garden City High School on lockdown after bullet found in school


My news lead answers the who, what, where in the news lead. It drew me in just due to the topic of the lead. The article contains when it occurred and why. It also has how it ended and how it came to be an issue. When an article was googled many pictures and other leads/articles were posted too. I would say this news story was well written and had a good lead because it answered many of the w’s of journalism.