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.
That makes too much sense; next thing we know, you'll be suggesting fire alarms and fire extinguishers???
Well I don’t think that’s dumb at all! There can be other things one can do! I realize that not all people are easy with guns, and could use something else.