By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- W.F. Burns Middle School principal Princella Holley suggested stockpiling “cans of food such as corn and peas in classrooms” so students could grab them and “hurl” them at school attackers as a “last resort.”
W.F. Burns Middle School is in Chambers County, Alabama.
Holley sent a letter home on January 9 2015 asking each student to bring one can of food to school for this purpose.
According to the AP, Holley wrote, “We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off guard.” She believes “the canned food item could stun the intruder or even knock him out until the police arrive.”
Holley’s letter came about after school employees “received training from Auburn University’s Department of Public Safety.”
After the training, Chambers County School superintendent Kelli Hodge agreed that the cans of corn could be used in a pinch.
Hodge said teachers are taught to grab their students, lock their classroom doors, and shelter-in-place in the event of an attack. If the doors were breached the students could then throw the cans of corn “and items such as textbooks.”
Other more practical school systems around the country have changed their policies to allow teachers with concealed carry permits to be armed in case of attack.
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