I’m not sure it would work but what if all teachers had access to a stun gun or mace? If it was within easy reach for THEM ONLY, couldn’t it be easily distributed to all classrooms.
I’m just thinking of those brave teachers who ran out into the hall completely unarmed to fend off the shooter. I don’t disagree with arming the teachers but it can’t be all of them and they all need some way to protect their students.
I think a combination of safeguards is the fastest way to start protecting these kids. In addition to the stun gun or mace and yes, armed teachers or guards, I’d also include panic buttons in the office so someone doesn’t have to bother dialing 911 or explaining there’s a shooter. If they hit that button, message received.
One last thought, train the teachers to use what they have. Could one of them have broken the glass on a fire extinguisher and used it on the shooter?
I’m no safety expert for sure and these may be dumb suggestions but I think we need to start the discussion.
Or how about we address the stem cause? Reinsate involuntary committment of the mentally ill - stop the use of Prozac and such drugs - that were NEVER tested on the young and that have proven side effects of suicide and violence - and that nearly 100%A of these mass shooters were on? (Many of whom the families have tried, in vain, to get help for.)
these two actions - no involuntary committent of the mentally ill (Like saying you can’t arrest a drunk driver without their permission) and the wide use of dangerous drugs with a proven track record of death and destruction?
One could wonder; “Have these two action been a deliberate plan to foist the acceptance of gun-control on a clueless public?”
How many people remember, or are old enough to, who’s responsible for turning the mentally ill loose on the public, who spurred the closing of the mental hospitals and invountary committment, turning them out on the street without proper treatment with a ‘these people have thier rights too’ rationale?
Spead it wide and clear. Maybe SOME news person or politician will be honest enough to say it outloud.
Of all the reasons for Jimmy C.’s legacy of shame, this is the worst.