Tasers for teachers
Queensland Liberal National Party staffers with time to kill created a mock policy document proposing that Tasers be issued to teachers for managing student behaviour:
The document, which was shared among policy advisers, said giving teachers Tasers would provide a valuable discipline tool, allow control of the entire class without physical contact and ensure class concentration.
It also noted that the cost of a roll-out could be offset by financial and social benefits including decreased expenditure on stress leave for teachers and decreased rates of anti-social behaviour.
"The most common complaint from teachers is that there are no alternatives for discipline," the document said.
"In previous years, they had a choice - limited to wooden products but a choice none the less."
With plans afoot to issue these, teachers need no longer fear their students.
There is also this tried and true behaviour management strategy: