Well, I spent the night arguing with my kids about the hazards of the new terrorist policy adopted by our school district. They finally saw the logic and will hopefully be able to use it if there is an attack on their school. The district has instructed the kids that in the event of an attack, they are to remain in their classes and not attempt to escape or evade any assailant. At the high school where my oldest is enrolled, the layout is such that two armed attackers basically could establish immediate control over almost half of the classrooms. Most of the rooms have only one entrance/exit, and nearly half have no windows to the outside. You could put one guy guarding the hallway, picking off anyone who tried to get out that way, while another goes from room to room at his leisure, exterminating the sheep who are silently sitting there waiting for him. I told my daughter that if she thought she could get out without being detected and picked off by the attackers, she should try. We discussed tactics such as using the ventilation duct, starting a fire that would obstruct the attackers' view/access, using items as shields, barricades, hideouts, etc. The point is to think of something rather that just sit there and wait for it. The funny thing is, the police dept is only two blocks away, yet they still take more than five minutes to respond to a call at the school.