Third graders plot attack on teacher
I was schooled by the Old Nuns. They would not have worried about attacks with conventional weapons. Nor called the police. They would simply have ripped an arm off the ringleader and used it to beat him to death. These were 4'2" 90 year old women who could have cowed a Marine DO. The DO may act like God, but these women had a direct pipeline to God's mother.
I remember one incident where I had misbehaved in some minor way, and was standing at attention before the Old Nun's desk.
"There are some schools where you would be allowed to do that, Mr. Hardy. (Even at 13, you were "Mister"). Do you know what they are called?"
"They are called (sneering tone) progressive schools. This is NOT a progressive school. Do you understand that?"
(I later found out that "progressive education" was a concept of some Dewey fellow, same guy who invented the libraries' Dewey Decimal Code. No idea what a progressive school was, except that 7th grade at All Saints' was NOT it). And yes, they drove us hard and taught us well.).