I understand both sides of the argument over whether schools should have armed guards present to prevent these school shootings. As the author says, statistics show that having armed guards in these situations have lowered the death count, but the image it portrays is bad. Our society was founded on the right of citizens to protect their own freedoms, and that includes owning guns, but when it comes to the extent of worrying about safety, things need to change. Arming guards is one way to prevent this violence, but a better solution would be to focus more on helping these shooters before the incident happens. If we keep trying to have mentally ill people assimilate with society and deny the problem, these violent acts will continue.