A school district plans to stop shooters with buckets of rocks.
Blue Mountain School District Superintendent Dr. David Helsel, stated, “If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks and they will be stoned.”
The Pennsylvania superintendent testified before state lawmakers about his plan to put a 5-gallon bucket of river stones in every classroom in the district to arm students in defense against a school shooter.
“At one time I just has 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 stated.
He said there will also be additional security in school buildings like, “devices installed in our doors that help to secure them, to make it very difficult to break through.”
The Internet obviously had a field day with this suggestion.
@sophiaphotos tweeted, “I am in utter shock that an actual solution to school shootings in America is to keep a bucket of rocks to throw at an active shooter.”
However, some students and parents love the idea, stating is “creative” and that anything helps in an effort to protect against gun violence.