Pennsylvania School Superintendent Says: We've Armed Our Students With A Bucket Of Rocks

Submitted by: DuckBoy87 3 weeks ago in News & Politics


Dr. David Helse, tlhe superintendent of Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain School District has gone through with his plan to arm students with rocks from a river. The smooth river rocks are kept in a 5 gallon bucket and are to be used in case of an active shooter. The students are also trained to use the rocks, though they are to be used as a last resort.

"Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone," Helsel told the state's House Education Committee last week. "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." 

Hesel said that he "just had the idea of river stone," claiming that "they’re the right size for hands, you can throw them very hard and they will create or cause pain, which can distract."

At least the county (Schuylkill) in which the school is located is aptly named. It's sounds like school-kill.
There are 27 comments:
Male 6,788
PA is one of the most backward places I know
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Male 621
Where will it end? Some other school will give their kids sticks, then sticks with points, then bows and arrows, then guns? 
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Male 4,041
Shelworth Don't forget swords and shields, and pikes, and boiling fryer grease from the cafeteria!
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Male 6,788
DuckBoy87. Tourches and pitchforks too
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Male 1,816
Growing up in NY we used to call it Pennsyltucky. Now I get it.
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Male 4,041
scheckydamon We still call ourselves Pennsyltucky. The only areas excluded from that name is Pittsburgh and Philly.
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the pro-gun lobby should be 100% behind this. After all, guns don't kill people, people kill people, and a killer will kill you with or without a gun. Therefore a stone is clearly just as effective as getting the job done as a semi-auto rifle, amirite?
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Male 6,788
Just what the schools need
Stoned gunmen
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Male 4,041
thezigrat Yeah, maybe if everyone smoked a blunt, or had a brownie, we'd all be less high-strung
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Male 22
I would like to apologize on behalf of the residents of the state of Pennsylvania. We're not all idjits, just the majority. That's why our nickname is Pennsyltucky.
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Male 4,041
drwhowho That's right, I forgot you were also from PA

That makes 4 IABers in the state of PA
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Male 4,811
DuckBoy87 state run booze. . we are batshit
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Male 1,127
rumham Lots of states have state run liquor stores. Beer laws are where you guys get fuckin weird
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Male 22
rammo34 The beer laws are starting to lighten up. You can now buy six packs and singles at distributors. The rollout to supermarkets and convenience stores is a little slow though.
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Male 1,127
drwhowho That's good. It's just so foreign to me, not being able to pick up a six pack while at the grocery store or 7-11
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Male 4,041
rammo34 I used to work overnight at a gas station. A couple times a month people walk in, go to the very back of the coolers (where beer would normally be stored in any other state), look confused, and come up to me asking, "Hey, where's your beer?"

I would always answer that question with another question, "What state are you guys from?" I always asked it politely and actually wanting to hear of people's travels.

I would almost always get an answer something akin to, "How did you know we were from out of state?"

"Because you're asking about beer.", I would then explain PA's stupid laws. Then I would point them to the bar that sold 6 packs and the like, which was 5 doors down.
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Male 42,110
If this plan works we'll they'll step it up to throwing lion cubs

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Male 4,811
Gerry1of1 ahhahah jejejaja GERRY 1 of X
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Male 5,357
I commiserate with the principal.  Im sure half the parents want armed teachers and armed guards and the other half do not want guns near their kids.

I do not know a happy middle ground, but at least he is trying.  I don't see this as a good solution personally, i think fleeing/hiding would be MUCH better than trying to throw a rock at a person with a gun, but i guess everyone sees shit differently.
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Male 6,994
daegog Good observations: yes, he's trying and he's in kind of a no-win situation.

Not long ago, I heard of a company that is making classroom whiteboards that are bulletproof. They're about the size of a rectangular shield and have straps on the back through which you can fit your arms. They look completely normal but can stop bullets from an assault rifle.

That's brilliant, in my view. If two male teachers (or female--don't mean to be sexist) were to rush a shooter from opposite sides while holding these, they'd have a decent chance of getting the murderer down on the floor. I wish every classroom in America had one of those whiteboards. Alas, many school districts are struggling to find money for books, let alone bulletproof whiteboards.
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Male 4,696
Do they provide the sling-shot too?
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Male 1,900
kalron27 a sling shot?  That is the bump-stock of the rock slinging world.
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Male 42,110
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Male 6,025
This reminded me of my favorite Dave Letterman catch phrase.
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Male 21,367
This is what it's come to. On a positive note, at least he's not trying to solve the issue by throwing more guns at the problem. 
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Male 2,033
fancylad I don't know if throwing stupid at the problem is any better...>_<
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Male 16,490
bliznik fucking brilliant response
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