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Yes, that is what should have happened at Sandy Hook according to someone named Charlotte Allen in a column published this morning in National Review.

There was not a single adult male on the school premises when the shooting occurred. [uninformed blather omitted] ... There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for mass-murderers. [Sanctimonious patronizing omitted] But in general a feminized setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm.
Got that?  A bucket can stop a man armed with an assault rifle and two pistols -- but only if it's thrown by a janitor with a penis.

But wait, there's more!

Male aggression can be a good thing, as in protecting the weak — but it has been forced out of the culture of elementary schools and the education schools that train their personnel. Think of what Sandy Hook might have been like if a couple of male teachers who had played high-school football, or even some of the huskier 12-year-old boys, had converged on Lanza.
A husky bunch of 12 year olds is all it takes to keep our schools save from attack by heavily armed men -- why oh why didn't I think of that?  

Oh and football, gotta have that.  Because ex-football players with penises are definitely more courageous and also more immune to gunfire.

On a more serious note -- is this even an attempt to engage in a discussion of what to do about gun massacres, and in particular attacks upon our schools?  It's more of an insult to the victims for not being men.  

UPDATE: As indicated in the comments, Sandy Hook is a K-4 school.  This was widely reported and is a well-known fact.  Ms. Allen stated in her column that it was K-6, and from this she deduced that there might have been some "husky" 12 year olds that could have charged (unarmed) the killer:

There was not a single adult male on the school premises when the shooting occurred. In this school of 450 students, a sizeable number of whom were undoubtedly 11- and 12-year-old boys (it was a K–6 school),
Her "husky" 12 year olds never existed.

And this is the person whom National Review calls an "expert".  Some conversation.

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