Right now we practice intruder alerts.... locking doors, hiding the students, and turning out the lights.
We cower, and I despise it.
God forbid we would have a firearm to protect ourselves on the school grounds.
Zero tolerance equates to zero acceptance of real life and the ability to live it.
When the very FIRST school shooting happened, I started telling people I knew, the schools needed teachers who were 'packing'. Whoooweee. Most of those people thought I was a horrible parent, thought I needed to be in a psych ward, yadda, yadda. But then I discovered FR and now I don't feel like such a 'freak'. And I STILL believe armed teachers are the way to stop trouble when it starts and to protect the defenseless kids.
My kid is doing that at school too....all while the doors remain unlocked, there is NO security, as the ONE element of security they have added (an iron gate to the inner courtyard) has been WIDE OPEN every single time I have gone to the school EVERY TIME. Makes me want to get a gun and do the security patrol myself.