Pennsylvania teachers given baseball bats to remind them to fight back against school shooters

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From Daily Mail: A Pennsylvania school district has given its teachers small wooden baseball bats as a reminder to fight a school shooter with any weapon available should other options fail.

Superintendent William Hall of the Millcreek Township School District near Erie, Pennsylvania, said that the distribution of the 16-inch bats on Monday was primarily symbolic, but the district did want to have a ‘consistent tool’ for all teachers should they need to fight and attacker.

Hall told the Erie Times-News that the mini baseball bats were handed out to the approximately 500 teachers employed by the district’s elementary, middle and high school teachers during a training session on how to respond to school shootings.

Hall said the district’s revised school shooting response plan puts more emphasis on options other than ‘hiding and waiting.’ 

The president of the local teachers union said he supports the move — ‘It’s to make people comfortable with the idea that they can attack and not simply go into hard lockdown and just hide, as we’d been told in our training up to this point,’ Jon Cacchione, president of the Millcreek Education Association told the Erie Times-News.

The district spent about $1,800 buying 600 mini baseball bats. In addition to those given out during the training session, bats will be put inside offices and other school areas.

Millcreek Township School District has also been taking additional security measures at school entrances.

In March, another Pennsylvania district said it was arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks.

Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel said the five-gallon buckets of river stones would be kept in classroom closets. As part of their active shooter training, students and teachers were meant to use the rocks to help defend themselves and fight back against intruders who entered classrooms.


42 responses to “Pennsylvania teachers given baseball bats to remind them to fight back against school shooters

  1. I am dumbfounded by the people living in Pennsylvania, first they arm some schools with buckets of rocks . . . now some teachers are given mini baseball bats. Is it something in their water? How can you breed people of this much diminished capacity . . . it certainly backs up the assumption that we have always thought–liberalism truly is a mental disorder! I equate arming folks in schools with either rocks, or mini bats as bring a butter knife to a gun fight! How lame is that!

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  2. Once again…Our tax dollars hard at work. unlike buckets of rocks, they’ll make good fire wood once Bats are banned.

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  3. Why don’t the school district stop messing around provide adequate security….

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  4. Louisville Slugger vs Smith & Wesson. This just doesn’t seem like a fair fight.

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  5. Give them to the superintendent and the school principle and tell them if there is an incident and they don’t get their licks in, they’re fired. Leftism is cancer of the mind and spirit.

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  6. If I didn’t know better, I would say these mental midgets are actually inviting some nutburger to come shoot up their school so they can finally get the gun control they want. I do know better…I think this is exactly what they want! Mini bats? They can’t even get full-size bats? Nobody could be this utterly stupid.

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    • Of course this is part of the Psyop. There simply are not that many nut jobs out there looking to shoot up a school. In fact, we didn’t have any until they started this drill business to disarm us.

      The last “real” one was in Austin Texas. That was a while ago. They want us to walk around with this thought in our heads day and night. That’s how it works.

      If we had that many nuts I’d have to say we were doing something wrong and it has nothing to do with guns. If we can’t protect kids in school who are we? A school is about the safest environment there is in public. This is all a show.

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      • Sometimes there are nut jobs stumbling around, then, a number of alphabet agencies, after a good grooming, give him a good stern kick right into the middle of an active drill.

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    • There’s more than likely many up-coming mass shootings to look forward to from the deep state.

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      • Hardtimes 68-69 . . . . I suspect that you are absolutely correct in that assessment. They just feel if they can keep up their attack, surely everyone will eventually capitulate. I guess they haven’t met up with those of us who have a horrible stubborn streak!

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  7. Well, let’s see .. the “deliberate dumbing down of America” began in earnest back in the early 1960s, so yes, they are this utterly stupid.

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  8. DCG, when I saw that on FoxNews this morning I had to pick up my jaw from the floor. I’m sure that glorified billy club is what they want the citizens to use in defense against a rogue government. Sheep with little clubs.

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  9. Actually, the bucket of rocks idea isn’t completely moronic so long as its implemented in high schools where the kids are strong enough to throw them, throwing rocks becomes a part of their physical education, each kid has his own bucket of rocks and there’s not yet a better plan put in place… And this basic idea would work even better at sporting events, at least to ensure that football players don’t disrespect our flag.

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    • Rocks seem like a dangerous thing these days. The military issued a statement that over 60% of the people wanting to join the Army can’t even throw a gernade far enough to prevent death. That is how sissified our sons have become.

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      • Glenn47 . . . . Thank you for reminding us of that study. What a pitiful, downright shameful state of affairs . . . that 100% of Army recruits cannot throw a grenade for enough to prevent death. Anyone reading those dismal statistics should feel sick inside.

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    • Unfortunately, today’s kids don’t get the exercise we did because there’s a lack of emphasis on physical fitness – many schools have done away with it completely in a cost-cutting effort. Or the kids are allowed to walk around in circles for “exercise”.

      A lot of the soy bois today probably throw like girls.

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  10. That ought to put the fear of God in a lunatic with a gun.

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  11. Bats is that what they said? Well you could say the ding bats are out on parade today. When the bad guy has a gun and you give me rocks ill instead run in a serpentine pattern and keep ducking and running. If these people are this stupid to think they are going to arm children with rocks to stop a terrorist attack on the school. Well its a gun free zone so do you need a permit to carry a large rock and how much paper work does the bat take?
    Line all these nut jobs up in a line and sling a bowling ball at them their to stupid to move you’ll mow them all down at once “STRIKE ” one for the terrorist and 0 for the home team, please Jesus do something with these fools.

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  12. In my personal opinion it’s the libs that started most of today’s problems and they are again trying to solve their own stupid screw-ups by suggesting more stupid ideas.
    Unfortunately, the innocent are caught in the middle.

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  13. Substitute a mini bat for the sword:

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  14. What? Did they already remove all of the pencil sharpeners?

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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  15. Another reason to keep your child the hell out of goobermint skewels.

    Seriously, these so-called “educators” are utterly clueless, and putting the lives of their students in danger.

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    • Dave, Dave, and others……you don’t “get it.” These “educators” are not “clueless” in the least. They’ve learned through years and years of admin. ladder-climbing that—-if there is a problem, esp. one with a mandated intervention required from higher up….. all you have to do is to show that you paid a reasonable and timely consideration to that problem and instituted an “intervention.” Rocks, canned food, baseball bats…..these are “interventions,” duly documented after many mandated admin meetings at the district office, etc. These interventions are not required to PROVE THEMSELVES as effective. They are just required to be produced as a “solution” and documented. Problem “solved.” Right?

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  16. I think they are issuing a false sense of security here. I have played lots of ball and seen lots of fast batters and even faster pitches. But never have I seen anyone out perform a bullet.

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  17. Take a baseball bat to a gunfight? (Better than rocks or a can of Spaghetti-Os, but… )

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  18. The mini-bats can be effective against someone armed with a gun.

    But not in a school shooting environment.

    To prevent a carjacking, perhaps.

    Before I got a collapsible baton, I kept a mini-bat in my car next to my seat within reach at all times – which I called “Lou” – short for Louisville Slugger.

    Big IF, I was ever carjacked, I’d help even the odds with the element of surprise by grabbing Lou, giving a quick poke to the face if possible. Being extremely close, the thug may be too close to get a good shot off, especially if you can reach his arm, fight and aim it elsewhere.

    The only plausible scenario I can see is if a shooter’s entering a classroom slowly, and someone with a bat is quick enough to strike the gun and/or arm with overwhelming force.

    But the odds are still slim, indeed against overcoming the shooter.

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