In a story you’re going to be convinced originated on the satirical website The Onion, a Pennsylvania school district is arming its teachers with baseball bats.
That’s right, in response to the latest high school shooting in Florida were a gunman opened fire with an AR-15, killing 17 people, Pennsylvania teachers have a Louisville Slugger as their weapon of choice . . .
The 500 teachers in Millcreek School District, near Erie, were given 16-inch bats as part of their training this week on how to respond to school shootings, according to the Erie Times-News.
It’s part of the Trojan Response plan — we’re not making it up — which stands for: “Threat assessment,” “Run,” “Obstruct and barricade,” “Join forces,” “Attack,” and “Never give up.”
The plan is consistent with a 2008 Homeland Security recommendation that when faced with a school shooter, try to run, or hide, and as a last resort fight back, noted the Times-News. (Read more from “School District Says NO to Guns, YES to Baseball Bats” HERE)
Millcreek Teachers Encouraged to Fight Shooter If Options Fail
By Erie News. Modified district response plan includes ‘flee’ when you can and ‘fight’ when you must.
Millcreek Township School District has armed teachers with small baseball bats, and maybe resolve.
Teachers aren’t expected to confront a gunman with the bats, schools Superintendent William Hall said.
“The bats are more symbolic than anything,” Hall said. “However, we do want to have one consistent tool to have at somebody’s disposal in a classroom in the event they have to fight.”
Each of the district’s approximately 500 teachers was given a 16-inch bat Monday during in-service training on how to respond to school shootings. The revised Trojan Response plan includes more options than a lockdown, Hall said. (Read more from “Millcreek Teachers Encouraged to Fight Shooter If Options Fail” HERE)