The superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District has come up with a novel way to address school shootings at his schools…rocks. No longer will you be forced to take a knife to a gunfight.
Now, you can take rocks to a gun fight. Some enterprising businessman with a quarry could be on the verge of becoming rich. At $5 dollars a bucket and say 30 or 40 classrooms per school and multiply that by the number of schools in the district.
How many districts in the country? The only problem is there would never be any repeat business.
Dr David Helsel told the State House Education Committee:
“Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone. If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and they will be stoned.”
“At one time I just had 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,” said Helsel.
Helsel says teachers, staff, and students were given active shooter training through a program known as ALICE which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate and they routinely hold evacuation drills for active shooter simulations.
But if a teacher decides to lockdown a classroom, there are rocks in a five-gallon bucket kept in every classroom closet that students could throw if shooters get inside.
But Dr. Helsel said that rocks are a last resort. What is the first resort, Nerf gun? Beanbags? Helsel is a Ph.D. and in this case, I have to believe that means Piling it Higher and Deeper.
The best way to make sure your kids are safe is having an armed man ready to spring into action. That’s what they had in Maryland. One person was killed but the school resource officer made sure no one else was killed.
It’s a lesson liberal and the mainstream media choose when ignoring these stories.
That’s because this has nothing to do with school safety and everything to do with gun confiscation.