Also, here in Texas, many if not all school districts have an SRO (Student Resource Officer) on every campus. They are uniformed LEO from the city the campus is located in. The school is their ‘beat’. Off duty LEO (city/county) are also paid to provide security at games and events.
I think there are enough PARENTS to stand guard over their offspring! Arm them and the teachers!
No, not all. If there is one, he's usually asleep out in the parking lot or harrassing students. He'd have been of absolutely no help in this situation. The only way to have stopped this would have been for the teacher to be armed.
In the mostly lilly white suburban school district I live in, we have one SRO, who I also happen know socially. He's a good guy and no doubt a tough cop in the closing years of his career. He's a real cop on the local force assigned full-time to the school district.
Most of his time is spent at the High School, although he does go to the one Jr. High and makes stops at elementary schools for presentations and such just to meet with the kids and let them get to know him.
His real job is to let kids first of all know a cop and be friends with him, and then to council those few individual kids who are headed for serious problems and divert them to a better way.
It is not a low wage security force like they have in the city schools who don't really give a s**t. It's one guy (a very good guy BTW) for an entire district with eight school building spread over a 25 square mile area.
As good as I believe this guy is, he could not have stopped what happened today because odds are, he would have been miles away at a different school when it happened.