While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.
Lawmakers took no action this morning on a proposal to allow school boards to post armed civilians at South Dakota schools.
The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses.
For some schools, it may mean police officers are present throughout the day. For others it may mean increased patrols near the campus.