* A teacher keeps her gun in a desk drawer, which she forgets to lock. The weapon is now available to a sharp-eyed student with mental health issues.
* A 30-something female teacher pulls her gun in hopes that she may subdue an enraged student. But she is disarmed by the young man who is half her age and twice her size. He is armed and dangerous.
* A gunman enters a school with a single weapon. He kills the teacher who confronts him. He now has two loaded weapons with which to double-down on murder.
* The police rush to a school in response to a report of a shooter. Upon entering, they are unable to differentiate the shooter from armed teachers. An individual darts toward an officer. In the confusion, police kill him. He was a teacher.
* As an armed teacher intervenes in a hallway fight between two students, his gun is taken by one of the students. A fistfight becomes a murder.
Daniel generated those scenarios in a couple of minutes, and easily could have provided many more, he said. "The more guns, the worse the situation," he added. So, I asked, what is a teacher's best course of action? "Get away and call the police."
After Newtown, every member of the NRA will be called on by the spirit of a child who wants to know, "Did I die in vain?"
Dr. Wyatt is a Gazette contributing columnist and Marshall University professor.