Re "A scarily bad solution" (Letters, Feb. 2): Arming teachers is an awful idea. In every school shooting, part of the shooter's plan is to not come out alive. So nothing would really change by arming teachers.
What if a student got a hold of the teacher's gun in the middle of school? Well you could always lock the guns up, but then you have to unlock them when the shooter enters the room. By the time you get the gun, the gunman will have wreaked havoc.
The Folsom Cordova school district has implemented a new rule that states that all classroom doors must remain locked during school hours. This seems like a better idea but it, too, has problems. The other day, I was doing a favor for my teacher and got locked out of my own classroom for around 20 minutes. We need to stop over preparing for something that will most likely never happen.
-- Will Dowling, Folsom