Originally Posted by Doc3402
Have you thought about a cane? I've got a derby cane that I often carry to places that are restricted. The handle can best be described as multipurpose. It isn't weight bearing, but I just tell people I have a trick knee and use it for balance.
I actually collect walking sticks and have about 30. As I said, I plan to begin carrying one after I'm established and have a rep as a good teacher (which I am).
Not at all worried about attacks from the kids: intruders are another matter. You'd be surprised how often pervs sneak into the little girls' restroom in elementary and intermediate schools -- at least 6 times in schools where I've taught. None of those guys were armed, but if you're that crazy...