Tuesday, October 24, 2006


A candidate for state superintendent of schools said he wants thick used textbooks placed under every student's desk so they can use them for self-defense during school shootings.

Watch for Ron Blocker to jump on this idea.


At 9:55 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Ridiculous, especially given the material textbook paper is printed on. A bullet would go right through, and that's assuming the textbook was big enough to cover the student from outside line of fire.

Physical defenses won't do anything. Clearly this surge in school violence is related to social problems and the sooner we solve the hate problem and give troubled students a more positive outlet to get their anger out, we're bound to see more and more of this senseless tragedy.

At 9:34 PM, Blogger scrotum2 said...

Now Dave, I thought they tested this using AK-47's shooting at the textbooks... Figure you got 30 kids in the class, while the suspect is firing his AK-47 trying to blast 3 or 4 of the kids with textbooks... If about 10 of the kids, manage to sneak behind the culprit, and start wacking him, or them on the head with textbooks, it may be possible to subdue him until the school security arrives with his tazer. The only fault I see with this plan is the teacher needs to have a few smokes bombs in his desk drawer and a pack of matches, to give the 10 or so kids a smoke cover, while they are sneaking... Or maybe even a couple flash bang percussion grenades. Of course they have to be secured in the desk drawer, with maybe a combination lock.. so some prankster can't get to them. Think, Dave think! This is all common sense!


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