Hated how popular news, and I thought the TD article, only mentioned if there's a possible connection to a possible terrorist. No, remember it's more like a possible connection to a possible connection to a possible connection to possible terrorist.
"...banning these nonlethal weapons leaves officers employed by schools with few options when the use of force is necessary."
That's nonsense implying a problem maintaining in the past when there were fewer weapons to choose from? Without getting in history, though, anybody working next to mental health is trained in takedowns. That includes 4'9" 105 lbs. females. Being unarmed rather places the majority of risk (still being, arguably, not much) on the staff members, which society should see as acceptible and noble, since staff risks themselves to protect the children.
Who shortened the term to just "socking"? Simple "puppetry" says it all, and is more direct. I don't think anybody particularly cares whether or not it involves hosiery enough to be the defining characteristic.