Schools are not sanctuaries. There is a significant rise in violence towards schools. We must provide our educators and school officials some form of non-lethal defense. We entrust our children's safety with these individuals and give them nothing but desks and closets to hide in. Non-lethal weapons are used in combat situations to limit the escalation of conflict where employment of lethal force is prohibited or undesirable, where rules of engagement require minimum casualties, or where policy restricts the use of conventional force (Wiki). These weapons are cost effective and easily stored. Please help protect our children by signing and sharing this petition. Thank you.