Letter to the editor: Teachers to add to job description?

To make schools safe: send teachers and staff to ten weeks of Basic Training, since taking down a military assault requires a military response. Basic Training, however, is only basic. Also required are Advanced Training and some practical experience. That would take at least a year, rotating through actual combat operations. We have several available from which to choose.
During an urban house-to-house search, teachers would learn to deal with insurgency, returning to class wearing the gear, carrying arms in the ready position. As I recall, there’s often friendly fire involved in search and destroy, although I concede that’s more often at night. In hallways we would need to accept unintended collateral damage from high velocity ammunition. Get ready for more shots fired that go right through the target without slowing down. That’s what happens.
For those civilian owners of AR-15’s who find a personal high pulling the trigger, I recommend joining the service and hunting while being hunted, which is an adrenaline boost unequaled at the firing range.
Alexander Lyall

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