I would not feel so all alone

Because at this school, intruders will be stoned:

From testimony given in March by David Helsel, the superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District, in Pennsylvania, at a meeting of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives education committee:

“Our district has been training staff and students in an armed-intruder defense plan. Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket full of river stone. If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks. And they will be stoned…

“Obviously the teachers have pepper spray. The rocks are just for students. We used to have them huddle underneath desks. We’ve learned from Virginia Tech: the gentleman that did it went to a shooting range a week before and put the targets on the ground because he knew students were going to be under the desks…”



  1. fillyjonk »

    28 October 2018 · 3:04 pm

    I hate to be a pessimist, but unless a teacher has got the reincarnation of King David in their class, it’s not gonna help much to have boxes of rocks to throw….

  2. McGehee »

    28 October 2018 · 8:32 pm

    The Virginia Tech shooter may have been a great many things, but a “gentleman” wasn’t one of them.

    As for fillyjonk’s comment, I’ve been in classrooms where a box of rocks would boost the collective IQ significantly.

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