School district to arm students and teachers with rocks in case of school shooter

It may sound crazy to you but to this rural school district in Pennsylvania, it’s a perfect idea.

Blue Mountain School District in Pennsylvania Superintendent David Helsel says every classroom in the Blue Mountain District has a 5-gallon bucket of river stones in case of a school shooter.

Arming teachers and students with a bucket of rocks would be a last resort, according to Helsel.

Helsel says it is more effective than just crawling under desks, and gives students and teachers a chance to defend themselves. He says the rocks are one small part of the district’s overall security plan.

Kenneth Trump, president of a school security consulting firm, calls the idea irrational and says it could possibly cost lives.

What are your thoughts about this?


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