The U.S. Department of Education’s “live-shooter” section doesn’t recommend that schools arm teachers or employ armed guards. It doesn’t even advise schools to add door locks for classrooms.
Instead, the section counsels teachers and students to “run,” “hide” and then “fight”—but only “if neither running nor hiding is a safe option.”
Remember when Homeland Security recommended defending yourself with scissors?
I wouldn’t hurt to buy a bulletproof backpack to protect your six while running away either.