As I was perusing the world wide web as I tend to do, I came across a horiffic story of yet another outburt of violence in a Pittsburgh school. A young man with no history of rage stabbed 22 of his fellow classmates, completely unprevoked. The schools answer to this was to install a self-proclaimed 'panic button with a brain.' It is basically just a button on your phone you push that sends the school into lockdown without the delay of the actual travel time to an emergency lockdown lever.
Now, I think this is a good start to a solution, but not perminant. What about the people trapped in the area of the building with the perp? What are they to do?
I know you've heard this saying before, but the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Same rules apply to anyone with any sort of weapon. These people have already made up their minds that they are going to hurt as many people as they possibly can, for whatever reason it may be. They wont be persuaded otherwise by alarms or locks or whatever means you try. This 'panic button' will only slow them down a little.
They only way to stop them in their tracks and prevent more people from being harmed is to come at them with equal or greater force. Call me crazy, but I dont think a button on a phone is any match for a knife.
Our security packages include a firearm for that extra step of protection if for any God-forsaken reason you find yourself in the midst of crisis. Because even though losing one life is one too many, one is far better than the 22 he attempted to take. I believe we have found the solution to these issues, and its a simple answer. ARM YOURSELVES!!!! BE READY!!!!! Dont wait for tragedy to strike, be presumptious and be aware.