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New Weapon Against School Intruders

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Post by WildBill » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:52 pm

Principal Seeks Food Cans to Defend against School Intruders :thumbs2:

An eastern Alabama school principal is asking students to bring cans of food such as corn and peas as a way of fighting off a school intruder.

W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley said in a Friday letter to parents that a can could stun an intruder "or even knock him out" until police arrive.

Holley wrote that the cans would empower students if an intruder enters their classroom at the school in Valley, Alabama.

Chambers County Schools Superintendent Kelli Hodge told The Associated Press the letter was sent after school employees received training from Auburn University's public safety department.

Hodge says throwing cans or other items would be a last resort for students unable to evacuate. She says the cans would be stored in classrooms and students wouldn't be carrying them around school.

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Post by txcharvel » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:57 pm

There are so many jokes here...I'll start!

Did the training they received from Auburn Univ. Police include any range time? How do we know these administrators, let alone the kids, are proficient with their cans?


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Post by katmandu » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:05 pm

Next up:

They are proficient because they have CHL training ( Can Hand Launching ) :biggrinjester:

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Post by Excaliber » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:32 pm

As crazy as it sounds, it's better than nothing, but far from a first choice.

When the best choice is eliminated at the get go, you only get to pick from the poor leftovers.
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Post by philip964 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:40 pm

Should they aim for the head or center body mass.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:43 pm

Hey..... It's a school. Why don't they just throw the book at them? :lol:
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Post by Itnkrman » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:46 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:Hey..... It's a school. Why don't they just throw the book at them? :lol:
That's assuming it's a school district that still buys books! :grumble
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Post by jminn1 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:26 pm

Did they have to attend the Can Academy before the can?
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Post by brhalltx » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:34 pm

This is just going to lead to an arm(s) race. Who can throw more cans quicker. Who can throw bigger cans. Then there will be those who want to carry more cans... Do we need a limit on the number of cans one person can carry?

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Post by Divided Attention » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:20 pm

This made me laugh at first, but to me it is better than teaching them to give up! They are giving them a chance to embrace a warrior mindset. Giving a glimpse of the idea that you are responsible for your own security.JMPHO
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Post by CoffeeNut » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:27 pm

They don't have chairs they can throw or beat them with?

Can I send in a baton to keep in the classroom rather than some Campbell's chunky?
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Post by Keith B » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:49 pm

If they fill the cans with black powder and put a fuse in them, then maybe they're on to something.
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Post by mtnthundr2 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:03 pm

Better not leave those cans unattended....they may hurt some of the children!
Would the larger 20oz can's be considered 'assault cans'?

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Post by katmandu » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:03 pm

Which cans have more stopping power?

Are all cans full metal jacket?

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Post by RoyGBiv » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:41 pm

Is it better to carry 2 small cans or 1 large can?


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