Deputy Scot Peterson wasn’t a SWAT team member, but he was there, and armed, but chose to stay outside the school while the killing was going on inside. If I was a school teacher I would want the option of firing back. The only issue I have with teachers carrying guns is the statistic that there are two suicides for every murder in America. Having a gun with you all day in a stressful job like teaching unruly teenagers may prove too much of a tempation for some. You would need the teachers to pass police and psych tests before being issued with a gun, but if even a few teachers at each school were armed the kids would be much safer. What we are doing now clearly doesn’t work:
“Here, keep no protection for your classroom full of 8 year olds. Practise running and hiding while a killer shoots the kids. Don’t screw this up.” Yep, that’ll work out just fine. No problems here. Good job, America.