Tech schools are good for some things. This one has a nice electrical engineering lab, and a whole boatload of guys who have been training for opportunities like this since first they discovered arcade games. Arming everyone with makeshift taser-type weapons was not a problem. There are some things that look like medieval siege weaponry as well, and I don't even want to go into the topic of duct-tape sword-guys. What are they going to do, play baseball with the zombies' heads?
I should have expected that the Cute Redheaded Professor was going to wind up in charge. He and a couple others were planning strategy. I filtered through to them when I pointed out what Snarky Lady had inadvertently discovered -- that hot coffee poured on zombies confuses them and makes them more sluggish, and ultimately stop moving. There were tests off the front balcony. Turned out that caffeine was the essential ingredient.
...Good job this is a tech school. The cafeteria staff was not happy about having their soda fountain equipment uprooted and moved upstairs onto the balcony where they'd get the best range, and even less happy about the way the equipment got ripped apart and modified into sort of across between a primitive sprinkler and a flamethrower, but when a few of the guys pointed out that the alternative was going to be a zombie infestation, they subsided.
The moaning and shambling seems to have died down out there. I think we'll be safe for the night. I'm bunking down in one of the computer labs.