I agree, arm the teachers. I think a program similar to the one used to arm airline pilots should be given some thought. As with an airplane cabin this would help harden the school safety perimeter and provide an extra layer of defense should it be penetrated.
I’m sure we are going to learn a lot more as time passes but I’m curious about the shooters mom, now dead, would have a Sig and two semi auto hand guns register to herself. Perhaps she was a gun enthusiast but I doubt it. It’s my guess her 20 year old son and shooter persuaded her to buy them in his behalf. It will be interesting to learn why she might ave done this. Maybe the 24 year old son can provide some answers. A sad and demented massacre for sure.
Good catch, I once watched my local gun shop guy throw out a grannie who was in his store with her teen aged grand-thug trying to get a repair on "her" saturay night special.
It's amazing what idiot relatives will do for their "kids".
How many millions of school children do we have spending how many millions of days a year in school, and we have, what, maybe a dozen murdered there in a year? That’s far, far safer than anywhere else.
I think more dangerous (e.g., inner city) schools already have armed guards, but for safer ones like this, I’d think that maybe having a couple of armed employees on the premises with special training—and I wouldn’t care if they were cooks or teachers or guidance counselors or whatever—would be sufficient. I don’t think we need to go overboard with more expensive programs and hundreds of thousands more armed government employees.
Additionally, something needs to be done about the number of mentally ill and frighteningly drugged out and about.
These type of shootings usually involve people who have emotional problems and on meds. Subway pusher in NYC was a nut loose on the streets. To prevent this is not by eliminating the gun, because a nut can do the same damage with a huge knife and fashioned sharp edge club. If violent nuts are incarcerated in hospitals or individuals who cannot take their meds in a responsible manner should be institutionalized. To be merciful to nuts is to be cruel to the normals.
The system of protecting children with fire arms seems to work in Israel.