Middle School: Throw Can at Mass Shooter

This is how a teacher wants her class to be prepared in case of a mass shooter: An arsenal of canned food!

I think this is what they call a “common sense” measure to ensure the safety and security of students and faculty in the case of an active shooter. Since even the drawings and imaginations of guns are evil, they can’t be used against someone else who has a gun and is using it against kids and teachers. We need to use other means…like canned goods. CNS News reported:

An Alabama middle school has devised a new way to protect their students from a potential intruder. They requested that students bring canned food to school and use it as a weapon if a dangerous intruder confronts them.

W.F. Burns middle school’s principal and assistant principal sent a letter home to students asking them to bring an eight ounce can of “corn, beans, peas, etc.” they may use “in case an intruder enters their classroom.”

The school administration did seem to grasp the bizarre nature of the request, but assured parents that the plan has the ability to work:

“The procedure will be the same as we have done in the past with the addition of arming our students with a canned food item. We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off-guard. The canned food item could stun the intruder or even knock him out until the police arrive. The canned food item will give students a sense of empowerment to protect themselves and will make them feel secure in case an intruder enters their classroom.”

The letter cites two other examples of instances where localities saw the throwing of canned food as the X-factor in school safety. One example hails from Concord, Massachusetts and the other is from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Both cite the plan of having children chuck cans of soup at intruders to “stun” them and allow the kids to escape.

As far as anyone knows, this ridiculous procedure has never been put into practice in a real-life situation (let’s hope and pray it never does). But, amid serious plans that could protect students like increasing police presence in schools or arming the teachers themselves to defend the lives of students, this scheme is as strange as it is absurd.

Anything but a gun. It’s like that DHS video that was released a couple years ago advising people to use a pair of scissors to defend oneself from a mass shooter.

So, what’s the solution? I don’t really like the idea of increasing police presence at schools. I think a much better idea is to allow teachers to carry concealed. Not everyone would have to of course. There are always going to be liberal teachers who are repulsed by the thought of guns. But there are a few conservative teachers out there who would love to be able to carry concealed on campus. I think that’s a much better solution than open-carrying canned goods. What a joke.