Education Texas school marshals: Armed and covert, but will they help?

Texas trains its first class of school marshals in a bid to ensure a quick response to life-threatening situations in schools. Some critics question the concept, but say it's a step above letting any school employee with a permit carry a gun into a school.

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Texas just trained its first class of armed school marshals, which aims to do for classrooms what the surge of sky marshals did for commercial airliners after the 9/11 attacks.