The Hong Kong police force has come up with a novel way of dealing with troubled kids - arm them. According to the force newspaper OffBeat, a group of 16 officers from Western District recently joined a volunteer programme, Youth Community Services Team, with the aim of 'looking after youths at risk and helping them acquire positive social attitudes'. During the course, held in conjunction with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals' Lei Tung Integrated Service for Young People, the officers - dubbed the 'guardian angels' - visited a primary school. 'We organised firing exercises with toy pistols for the students and they responded positively to the challenge,' Senior Inspector and 'angel' Leung Wai-chung is quoted as saying. It's not entirely clear how the kids 'responded positively', but perhaps it's a reference to their newly acquired ability to shoot straight.