Thursday, April 26, 2018

School District Prepares for Gun Violence With Rocks ↦

Tanya Chen, reporting for BuzzFeed News:

The superintendent of a Pennsylvania school district has taken a unique approach to keep his students safe in the event of a school shooting. He’s equipped his classrooms with 5-gallon buckets of river rocks for students to throw at an armed intruder.


His idea to literally stone an armed shooter is not in direct response to the Parkland shooting. [Superindendent] Helsel told BuzzFeed News his schools have had buckets of stones ready to use in their classrooms for two years now.

It’s bad enough that our children have to worry about being shot in school. Now we are asking them to be prepared to literally stone an armed intruder while being shot at. When will this madness end?