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.
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Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

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!

greenworxx
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greenworxx

You are so right Auntie! If they are really going to use rocks, at least give the kids slingshots to use with them…..better accuracy and faster velocity. They can have target practice during recess!! LOL!

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

greenworxx . . . . Amen to that!

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

Lophatt
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Lophatt

What happened to puking and peeing? Oh, I guess that’s “rape exclusive”. These people are completely insane. In my opinion, carrying a gun would be the smartest thing to do. On the other hand, if it wasn’t for these drills I wouldn’t worry about it.

Hardtimes 68-69
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I think it would be insane to arm these administrators and teachers with a firearm, they’d end up throwing them at the shooter.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yeah, but the kids would have a chance to defend themselves if they picked them up.

RLJohnson77
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Louisville Slugger vs Smith & Wesson. This just doesn’t seem like a fair fight.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

No, its suicide for idiots.

Comrade Obama
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Comrade Obama

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.

Maryaha
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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.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

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… Read more »

Hardtimes 68-69
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There’s more than likely many up-coming mass shootings to look forward to from the deep state.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

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!

Goldbug
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Goldbug

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.

Philip
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Philip

Goldbug you are right and it is in the water. Go to customer service at any major store ask for the Material Safety Data Sheets. You will find fluoride has poison symptoms. It makes your teeth brittle and lowers your IQ. No wonder dentist tell you to take it. Then they tell you to rinse their drain when you spit it out in their bathroom sink. There is even a warning on fluoride toothpaste.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

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.

the postman
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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.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

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.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

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.

Jackie Puppet
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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.

Ann
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Ann

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

Brian Heinz
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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… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Me too. Just give ’em a case of wasp spray. While he’s blasting holes in the ceiling rubbing his eyes you can rush him.

Silhouette
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Silhouette

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.

Dr. Eowyn
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Substitute a mini bat for the sword:
https://youtu.be/vdnA-ESWcPs?t=2m

Crackerbaby
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Crackerbaby

What? Did they already remove all of the pencil sharpeners?
“Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

daveyone1
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Dave
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Dave

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.

CalGirl
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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… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

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.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Glenn47 . . . . That is the quintessentially best observation ever!

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Why thank you ma’m. Lol.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Jackie Puppet
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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… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Wasp spray. Follow it up with a taser. Leave ’em twitchin’.