Some nutcases think that one solution would be for teachers and administrators to start packing heat in the schools. I can't think of anything more ridiculous. Aside from what this is telling students, it would probably lead to more violence. I can easily imagine large male students assaulting teachers in order to get their gun. A terrified teacher may feel they need to shoot a student ("stand your ground?"). Let's not lose sight of the fact that, in a country of over 300 million, 99+% of our schools are safe.