I guess I'm pleased to be selected, or something :) but don't really get it. You came to school later than I - I was out by the time you started - but they may have still been doing morning prayer.
My comment was only that community norms would probably be a better guide. Mine was extremely heavily WASP, but others might just as easily have been Ashkenazim. I'm not in the least bit opposed to prayer, and am dismayed at the collapse of the family under welfare, let alone society in general, which is an entirely different topic, but think that - if there is to be one - that it reflects the community would be more appropriate than just "some" prayer. For myself, the three major religions in the world all have the same God, and I'd (personally, understand - I'm more than a bit weird by most folks' standards) welcome prayers from their books.
My apologies, also, for reacting to a poster, rather than the meat of the issue. I don't know the practicalities of placing a guard in each school, or making schools CCW friendly, and encouraging those so endowed to do so immediately, as well as encouraging the ones who might be willing to go through the very arduous (if you're just looking for jonesing on carrying) training and certification process, but I think it beats taking away every weapon which can fire more than one shot without having to reload (the definition of a semi-automatic weapon, which many zealots would have become illegal). Sorry to have reacted to a comment instead of the question...
So, the answer to the question is that I thought it a bit wooden at best, but a reasonable reaction (like having to take off your shoes after the shoe bomber on the airplane) rather than a pro-active prevention measure. Until there is some prevention of the crazies who do this being able to get there by whatever means (in this case, stealing weapons from a family member, but theft from anywhere else isn't all that difficult, so even mental screening isn't a full prevention measure), it won't matter WHAT you take away from the private citizen, the outlaw will always have the weapon - but the private citizen will be unarmed.