We should hand-pick specific teachers and pay them extra, those teachers should respond to threats to the children in such a manner. My school went on lockdown last week because of a suspected gun on campus which later turned to be true. Although no one was hurt thankfully, I would have felt much safer if my teacher had a weapon. She protected us and I believe that if it came down to it she would have put her life on the line to save us. However her being older didn't stand much of a chance to a healthy younger man/woman. The entire class INCLUDING herself would have felt safer and more protected with a gun.