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Regardless of how many times we sing "Kumbayah," there is still no better way to stop an armed assailant than an immediate armed response. The Coeur d'Alene solution is an ideal one -- autoloading rifles stored securely in safes to augment security officers' handguns. For school districts that can't afford armed security, placing rifles in secure containers at various points on campus, with trained staff having keys will provide effective immediate response without the danger of a careless armed teacher leaving a gun in a desk drawer, briefcase or purse.
Responding police mistaking an armed staffer for an active shooter is also a major concern, which can be alleviated by providing clearly marked armored raid jackets stored with the weapons. This would give responding staff some modicum of protection from the shooter(s) while clearly identifying them as "good guys."
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