Fred-yes, the training videos they watch of actual shootings tell them and teach them to get their sudents in the room, lock the door, and wait for rescue. These teachers did what they were supposed to do. Kind of like the bomb drills we did as kids when we all got under our desks. School room doors should have slam locks that burry themselves 8" into the frame/wall and a window that pops out with the flip of a lever. Slam the lock, evac out the window. And practice it weekly. Keeping 20 kids in a classroom as a gunman roams the hallways is not smart. I have been in elementary schools often and I can tell you right now, not a single door is hard to get into. And filing cabinets? I could hit those doors at full force and be in in a matter of seconds. Schools are not as safe as everyone likes to think. Many have side access doors that are left unlocked and other points of entry. And hell, if that doesnt work, a SUV or pick-up at high speed will go through the front door nicely. Just ask the patrons at Luby's Diner.
On October 16, 1991, 35-year-old George "Jo Jo" Pierre Hennard, an unemployed merchant seaman[disambiguation needed] who was described by others as angry and withdrawn, with a dislike of women, drove his blue 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck through the front window of a Luby's cafeteria at 1705 East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen. Yelling "This is what Bell County did to me!", Hennard then opened fire on its patrons and staff with a Glock 17 pistol and, later, a Ruger P89. He stalked, shot, and killed 23 people while wounding another 20 before committing suicide. At least 80 people were in the restaurant at the time.
The first victim was local veterinarian Michael Griffith, 48, who ran to the driver's side of the pickup truck to offer assistance to the driver after the truck crashed through the window. Hennard also approached 32-year-old Suzanna Hupp and her parents. Hupp reached for her .38 revolver in her purse, only to realize she had left it in her vehicle. Her father Al, 71, rushed at Hennard in an attempt to subdue him but was fatally shot in the chest. A short time later, as Hupp was escaping, her mother Ursula, 67, was shot in the head and killed as she cradled her wounded husband.
During the massacre, Hennard allowed a woman and her four-year-old child to leave. Another patron, Tommy Vaughn, threw himself through a plate-glass window, sustaining injuries, but by doing so he created an escape route for himself and other customers.
Hennard reloaded several times and still had ammunition remaining when he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after exchanging shots with, and being wounded by a responding police officer.