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Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:15 pm
by Flightmare
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/23/pe ... oters.html
Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel made headlines recently after testifying to lawmakers at the state capitol that his students could be armed with rocks in case of an active shooter lockdown.

“Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone,” Helsel told lawmakers. “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.”
I suppose that maybe? counts as a force multiplier. I would guess the average K-12 student these days isn't very accurate at all, unless they could use their smart phone in order to target it.

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:17 pm
by Soccerdad1995
A rock is better than nothing, I guess. BTW, an unloaded Glock is essentially a big rock.

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:39 pm
by bblhd672

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:44 pm
by Abraham
Hold it!

Throwing slow fps rocks is simply the same thing as shooting, but far slower projectiles...brilliant.

My gawd the stupid depresses me...

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:53 pm
by DEB
At least they are considering fighting, instead of just teaching students to hide. Get 20 or so young people throwing rocks will surely ruin that active shooter's fantasy of control and mayhem. I personally never believed in this whole Run, Hide, Fight. They also need to teach to take said rocks and use them as clubs and pile on the active shooting miscreant and brain him. If everyone started throwing rocks and attacked the individual, I believe a whole lot less would wind up being shot and especially killed. Good job Superintendent!

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:11 pm
by Bruin98
I read something about kids using soup cans.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.co ... index.html

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:28 pm
by bblhd672
Don’t bring rocks and cans to a gun fight. Why are there so many morons involved in the indoctrination...er, education system?

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:32 pm
by Abraham
Well, because they are as you so astutely surmised, morons...

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:54 pm
by SRO1911
As long as the attacker bring scissors it's all okay but heaven forbid they show up with paper.

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:58 pm
by SRO1911
duplicate, please disregard.

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:21 pm
by apostate
John 8:7

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:09 pm
by MaduroBU
Let's not be too hasty to judge. Rocks might actually be the most advanced weapon system available in rural Pennsylvania.

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:44 pm
by SQLGeek
To use the anti's logic against them, what's to stop a student from grabbing a rock and attacking a fellow student or teacher?

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:39 am
by Richbirdhunter
DEB wrote:At least they are considering fighting, instead of just teaching students to hide. Get 20 or so young people throwing rocks will surely ruin that active shooter's fantasy of control and mayhem. I personally never believed in this whole Run, Hide, Fight. They also need to teach to take said rocks and use them as clubs and pile on the active shooting miscreant and brain him. If everyone started throwing rocks and attacked the individual, I believe a whole lot less would wind up being shot and especially killed. Good job Superintendent!
I agree with this line of thinking, 1 rock vs 1 gun isn’t much of a fight. 500 rocks vs a gun changes things. The most important of those things being it’s ok to fight back.

Re: Rocks not Glocks!

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:05 am
by chasfm11
MaduroBU wrote:Let's not be too hasty to judge. Rocks might actually be the most advanced weapon system available in rural Pennsylvania.
Perhaps not. Blue Mountain is about half way between Harrisburg and Allentown on I-78. Nearby Lancaster County (were I obtained my non-res PA CCW) has about 10% of its population with concealed licenses. I don't have the statistics for Dauphin County (Harrisburg) I won't be surprised to see its concealed license rate similar to Lancaster and for similar reasons. It is also hunting area and I suspect there are a lot of long guns.

About the OP. I have a permanent teaching certification in PA. I can tell you that when I was employed as a teacher many years ago there (Bucks County), the administration was as unable to connect dots as the Blue Mountain superintendent. He is by no means unique. We have layers of stupidity to go through to try to improve the safety of our kids in school.