Education

This Pennsylvania school district is arming classrooms – but not in the way you’d think

What’s going on?

A Pennsylvania school district has “armed” students by placing large baskets full of rocks in the classrooms.

A rock to a gun fight?

Students in the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County have been encouraged to use river stones as part of a last resort if a shooter makes it into their classroom. The district’s safety training taught students to throw anything they have at the shooter instead of waiting to be attacked.

What is the school saying?

"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," Superintendent David Helsel said.

Rock, paper, gun …

Sure, rocks are better than nothing. But given the choice, Doc and Kris would much rather bring a gun to a gun fight.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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