In response to the shooting in Parkland, Florida, a school district in Erie County, Pennsylvania plans to arm each of its teachers with a mini-bat.
Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago they were telling us that a teacher armed with a handgun had no chance against a shooter armed with an AR-15 rifle?
From Fox News:
The Millcreek School district organized a training day on how to respond to a potential shooting and the 16-inch bats were handed out to each teacher, the report said. The district paid $1,800 for the bats.
This is the stupidest idea I have ever heard.
It’s even stupider than arming teachers with a bucket of rocks.
At least you can throw the rocks at the shooter. With a mini-bat, you have to walk right up to him while he’s firing and hope he doesn’t shoot you before you plonk him on the head.
Are you laughing? I wish I wasn’t. But I’m laughing.
And it isn’t funny in the last.
William Hall, the district’s superintendent, told the paper that the bats were primarily symbolic, but a “last resort,” and “an option and something we want people to be aware of.”
So basically, the superintendent is admitting the mini-bat serves absolutely no purpose. Instead, it is merely “symbolic.”
Yeah. It’s symbolic of what happens when stupid people refuse to acknowledge reality.
And it will be just as effective at stopping a potential shooter as the “This is a Gun-Free School” signs out front.
Hall said the district — which sits on the Lake Erie coast, conducted an online survey to gauge feeling on arming teachers in the classroom. He told the paper that “70 percent to 30 percent” would favor the move, but the district is “not really actively planning that right now.”
Seventy percent support arming the teachers.
I’m guessing they didn’t mean arming them with a mini-bat.
”If they bring a knife, we’ll bring a bucket of rocks. If they bring a gun, we’ll bring a mini-bat. And if they bring a rocket launcher, we’ll bring a spork.”
It just doesn’t have the same impact, does it?
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