Following so many mass shootings, the idea of armed teachers and other staff just makes a great deal of sense. After all, police simply can’t respond fast enough to prevent the loss of life. Trusting a school resource officer might be effective, provided they step up when the time comes and don’t hide outside as children die.
Teachers and staff aren’t just people in a position to respond, either. They’re often targets of the kinds of maniacs that burst into schools with murderous intent.
Unfortunately, opposition to armed teachers may well reveal some of our real problems.