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.