Mental health professionals probably would be better at responding to many of these problems but in conjunction with the police, not instead of police. And I hate to break it to you and interrupt yet another anti-teacher post of yours, but, in addition to teaching, teachers are already "on the front lines" in dealing with students' mental health needs.Thats a important part of it yes, what the problem with that?
Also from what I read on some posts, the metal health officials would be better at responding to many of these problems. Time to let those that promote the idea actually step up and participate. Might even be interesting to let some teaching professionals join in on the front lines since many of them seem more concerned about how students feel instead of teaching.