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PA school district plans to arm students with river stones

A Pennsylvania school district plans to arm students with river stones in an active shooter event.

As the debate of arming teachers continues, a Pennsylvania school district has shared its plan to arm students ith stones.

According to CBS affiliate KMOV, Blue Mountain School District superintendent Dr. David Helsel explained his plan during a testimony before the Pennsylvania House Education Committee last week.

“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,” Helsel said.

Hesel explained his choice of river stones, saying they were were the right size to be thrown hard and cause pain and a distraction.

KMOV reports that a senior at Blue Mountain High School liked the idea of being armed with the river stones because “rocks are better than books and pencils.”

Helsel says that while teachers, staff and students have all received active shooter training, the district does not plan to arm teachers with with guns and will use the stones as a sort of last resort.

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