Priscella P. Holley, principal at the W.F. Burns Middle School in Valley, AL, sent a letter to parents this past week in which she urged them to protect their children from potential school shooters by arming them with canned foods:
Like Smokey the Bear said: “Only canned food can prevent school shootings.”
Note that W.F. Burns Middle School is not the first school to try and protect children with canned food. According to the Lake Geneva News, “many classrooms [in that locality] are now keeping a collection of canned foods — soups and vegetables, for example”:
The intent is, if an intruder bursts into class, the teacher and his or her students will each throw canned foods at them.
Stevie Yang at The Voice blog reports that this same tactic is being employed in Massachusetts via some new training method known as ALICE, or Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate:
Each science classroom is equipped with cans of soup to be thrown at the intruder in the instance that the intruder enters the classroom.
Other municipalities prefer different methods. For instance, back in September 2013, Arkansas voted to allow “school districts in the state to declare [themselves] a private corporation to provide the opening to arm school teachers and list them as security guards.”
Likewise, back in August 2013, a Christian school in Arkansas posted security guards, trained/armed its staff and posted the following threatening sign outside:
So here’s a question: Which method makes more sense – arming kids with canned food or arming teachers with weapons?
Story Lead via [Tech Times]