School officials are considering arming security guards but fear bringing guns on campus would create more problems than it solves. Education Week reports:
Among the what-ifs being asked after the March 21 shootings at Red Lake High School is one with uncomfortable implications for many school leaders: What if the two security guards posted near the Minnesota school’s entrance had been armed when the 16-year-old student gunman entered? Would the carnage by Jeff Weise that claimed the lives of one guard, a teacher, and five other students have been averted?
At Columbine High in 1999, a campus police officer fired at Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold but missed.