They Brought Rocks To A Gun Fight
Guns and the safety of our students has been a hot topic for awhile and I don't expect it to go anywhere. Should we arm our teachers? I don't know but I'm a fan until something better comes along. Arming students? Wait...what?
“Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone. If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and they will be stoned,” said Dr. David Helsel, testifying to the House Education Committee last week in Harrisburg.
“At one time I just had the idea of river stone, they're the right size for hands, you can throw them very hard and they will create or cause pain, which can distract,” Helsel told WNEP.
So, instead of having armed security, retired vets, a police presence, or armed teachers. We are arming kids with rocks?!
Parents at the school have mixed feelings about it as well.
“At this point, we have to get creative, we have to protect our kids first and foremost, throwing rocks, it's an option,” said Dori Bornstein.
“It's absurd, arm the teachers,” said a parent.
Don't get me wrong. If some psycho breaks into a school and starts shooting up the place. I would rather the kids have rocks to throw than nothing at all. But, is this really the best course of action? We can do better than this, right?