Yep. And whatever plan you get, don't get too rigid with it, because if the administration can think anything up, a shooter will have also come up with that, too. This Cho guy doesn't seem to have thought things out overmuch, but he still managed to come up with some things that would have thrown a wrench into any plan of action, like padlocking the exit doors. Sounds like your plan is a good one, because it's basic common sense, pretty much. Which means the powers that be will kill it off quickly in favor of some overly-elaborate nonsense that makes them more important. At least, that's how it is around my workplace.
Definitely sounds like my workplace. We all got cussed out for not leaving the last time their alarm went off. This building is big. Anywhere I go, if I see fire, I'm gonna be able to find an exit, no problem, and so is anybody else. It'd be like trying to burn somebody down on a football field. And the alarm system is so faulty it goes off every other week... ya can't take 'em seriously anymore.
I should forward that to our CEO, she'd adopt it in a second! I did tell you about their plan to celebrate "diversity" around here, didn't I? Every year, they have ceremonies to honor workers who've been around for 25 years. Well, since "diversity" is a buzzword now, they decided to highlight their commitment to diversity by holding separate (but, I must suppose, equal!) ceremonies for each race. So, now - in the name of diversity, remember - there'll be an African-American 25-year-employee ceremony, an Asian 25-year-employee ceremony, a Native American 25 year employee ceremony (I haven't even seen any Native Americans around the company, much less one who'd been here 25 years, but they announced it anyway. "John Workinghorse, here is your trophy and complimentary coupon for a free sandwich and small drink and a participating Arby's!"). No word if they'll have a whites-only ceremony, but that'd be hilarious... for the sake of diversity, o' course. And it took a committee to come up with this Mickey Mouse bullsheiss. They are unbelievable idiots. Dilbert is not a "comic" strip, I think, because I don't see any jokes... it just reflects reality exactly as it is!
I hope the vest is bulletproof! They also need to issue her some Barney Fife motorcycle goggles and helmet. Post this somewhere around the office, because they neeeeed to be mocked!
And that's an appropriate acronym for what people can do about these situations, too.
I actually suggested yesterday that they arm the secretary up there, if they're so scared. Give 'er a .12 gauge sawed-off. My idiot co-worker wanted an Uzi, but she's terrified of everything... I wouldn't be scared unless she was armed. If some intruder breaks in, I have a pretty good chance of killing him by doing something sneaky and using an edged weapon. I know where the human body's accessible organs and arteries are, and I've got scissors and a box cutter, and nobody ever hears me unless I wanna be heard. But, ya can't kill off hysterical co-workers who'll kill you by accident. That's unseemly!
My supervisor told me that if anybody came in here, our crazy co-worker would be making so much noise she'd draw all the fire, anyway, and we could just leisurely waltz out the front door...