One Pennsylvania school district has decided the best way to protect their students from mass-shooters is by arming all their 500 teachers… with a miniature baseball bat that is all of 16-inches long.
Spending a whopping $1,800 for the protection of their students Millcreek Schools Superintendent William Hall told CBS,“It is the last resort, but it is an option and something we want people to be aware of.”
Hall believes the bats are mostly “symbolic,” and were just a reaction to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting that occurred in Parkland, FL.
“We passed them out, with the goal being we wanted every room to have one of these,” he said. “Unfortunately, we’re in a day and age where one might need to use them to protect ourselves and our kids.”
They were given to the teachers after an in-service training day took place on dealing with a mass-shooting event.
Jon Cacchione, president of the Millcreek Education Association, supports the idea,”This is a tool to have in the event we have nothing else. Part of the formula now is to fight back, and so I think the bats that were provided for the staff were symbolic of that,” he told CBS.
To further ensure the safety of the children, these mass shooting deterrent-bats will be locked up.
The school district admitted they were surveying the parents on how they felt about arming qualified staffers with guns, the majority is in favor of the idea. Hall says, “It was about 70 percent to 30 percent that people would favor that, but we’re not really actively planning that right now.”
“Last month it was another school district in Pennsylvania that equipped every classroom with a five gallon bucket of rocks to be used in self-defense in the event of a mass shooting. The idea being that the shooter will face a classroom full of kids chucking rocks at him,” reports Breitbart.