Response Options trains students and teachers to “lock onto the attacker’s limbs and use their body weight,” Browne said. Everyday classroom objects, such as paperbacks and pencils, can become weapons.
“We show them they can win,” he said. “The fact that someone walks into a classroom with a gun does not make them a god. Five or six seventh-grade kids and a 95-pound art teacher can basically challenge, bring down and immobilize a 200-pound man with a gun.” —Jeff Carlton —Texas school tells classes to fight back (AP | Yahoo! (will expire))
Of course, running at an attacker with rounded scissors won’t be of much use. Soon parents will be petitioning to let Junior bring a gun to school, for purposes of self-defense.