As Twitchy reported last spring, a school district in Pennsylvania had decided to equip classrooms with 5-gallon buckets of river rocks for students to throw at any violent intruder who made through the door.
The idea was met with ridicule at the time, but Oakland University in Michigan has upped the ante, and the faculty union has distributed (branded) hockey pucks to its 800 members and hopes to arm an additional 1,700 students with hockey pucks to throw at a gunman.
— Ian Thibodeau (@Ian_Thibodeau) November 28, 2018
According to [OU Police Chief Mark] Gordon, to fight effectively, faculty and students need to be prepared to throw objects that are heavy and will cause a distraction.
Hockey pucks provide the ability to be carried in briefcases or backpacks, are not considered a weapon, and will meet the goal of distracting the shooter, according to Gordon.
Just wait until a hockey game breaks out and people really get hurt.
As ridiculous as the idea of arming professors with hockey pucks seems, WDIV reports that the branded hockey pucks are also being sold as a fundraiser to equip classroom doors with locks that can be used without leaving the room in the event of an emergency.
But it is pretty funny.
Oakland University faculty distributes hockey pucks to defend against armed shooters: https://t.co/ujxDfPCLwd v
Wow! What a coincidence! Both times in my life that I had guns pulled on me, my very first thought was, "Damn. If I only had a hockey puck with me."
— SurfSkateTrailsTunes (@Rich_Jones7) November 28, 2018
This explains everything.
"I remember getting hit in the head with a hockey puck once and it hurt," said Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon."https://t.co/pcXDBsfkrI
— Richard Cranium (@richardcranium6) November 29, 2018
Penn. superintendent gets mocked for telling students to defend themselves from a gunman with rocks https://t.co/KHncUOONqn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 24, 2018