You do know that those same "armed, trained, and insured professionals" are civilians also right? Did you also know that more often than not a civilian is actually better at shooting and hitting their target than those trained cops? You should also note that I said that "I'm not demanding any teacher wear any hat". I never said that we can't ask them. There is a difference. Your previous post suggested that we were demanding such of them. No one is doing that. Ask? Sure. Do they have to? Nope. I wish we didn't have to. But I'm not averse to it either. We could always hire guards to do the job also. You know, like banks do. Aren't our kids worth paying that extra bit to hire some guards? Like we do for congress critters?