One School’s Idea For Protecting Students Will Leave You Shaking Your Head

Over the last several weeks since the tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting that killed 17, the left has continued their protests over gun control.

They have swept the nation’s schoolchildren into their web of nonsense – all talk and blame — and have provided no other solutions other than taking away our right to bear arms.

As they continue to blame guns and attack conservatives, their folly grows every day.  You won’t believe the absurd “solution” one school district has come up with.

A school district has decided that they are going to equip classrooms with buckets of rocks so that students may defend themselves in an active shooter situation.

Activist Mommy reported:

Yes, literal rocks. River rocks, to be precise, as laid out by Blue Mountain School District superintendent David Helsel, who told a local station last week that “Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone. 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.”  Stoned.

The scary thing is, Hesel is completely convinced this could be an effective security measure against a semi-automatic weaponexplaining that “the right size for hands, you can throw them very hard, and they will create or cause pain, which can distract.”

With all the ridiculous talk of anti-gun liberals in the six weeks since the Parkland shooting, this one takes the cake.  Not only does this idea do nothing to prevent active shooters from entering the district’s schools, it is not even a viable resource for kids to use for defense.

Activist Mommy continued:

Is this guy seriously for real? There has never been a better reason to use armed security in schools and/or arm teachers to protect their students. 17 students were killed because a school resource officer and sheriff’s deputy sat on their hands outside a high school in Parkland, FL, while one school resource officer in Maryland was able to neutralize the threat of a school shooter within seconds because he was armed

The left’s anti-gun rhetoric becomes more unbelievable every day.  They continue to protest things they do not understand, offer unrealistic and absurd solutions, spread fear in our schools, and refuse to accept the facts or any opinion but their own.

The fact is, there are several realistic ideas that can be put into practice to protect our children from gun violence, but the left sees nothing except their end goal of banning guns outright – and stripping the Constitution of the Second Amendment.

Supplying classrooms with buckets of rocks is obviously not the answer.  Common sense dictates that guns are not the problem here.

As we saw in the Parkland, Florida shooting, a multitude of red flags were ignored with regard to the mental stability of suspect Nikolas Cruz.  Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.  And identifying individuals with mental health issues and getting them help is the first step toward preventing these heinous crimes.

Eliminating Gun Free Zones is another obvious step toward saving lives.  When a suspect knows he can enter a school or church to commit mass carnage with no resistance, those are the first places he will go to do so.

Some school districts are researching the idea of arming teachers and administrators on school campuses.  Many teachers are already concealed carry permit holders, former law enforcement, or military, and are ready and willing to protect our children with their knowledge of proper firearms use.

In fact, some districts are already beginning to offer firearms training classes to teachers and allowing them to carry at work.

BBC World News reported:

Advocates say these kinds of reforms are the only meaningful way to protect schoolchildren. They point in particular to more rural schools, where an emergency response from police may take too long in the context of an active shooter incident. They also argue that gun-free zones are creating “soft targets.”

In Kentucky, Republican State Senator Tim Moore introduced bills in 2017 and again in 2018 in an effort to reduce restrictions around guns on school and college campuses.

“Whenever in our country people with evil intent seek to harm others, including innocent children, they will seek locations where they know there’s going to be minimal chance of resistance,” he said in a telephone interview.

“Allowing law abiding citizens who are properly trained, properly vetted, with a thorough background check and criminal check … that is a deterrent.”

Other localities are examining short-term solutions while researching the viability of arming and training teachers.  They include bulletproof classroom materials like whiteboards and storage cabinets, limiting and guarding access points into the school, and putting more armed resource officers on campus and on patrol around schools.

And some areas of Oklahoma have devised a way to address two concerns with one novel idea.  The New York Post reported on the installation of bulletproof “safe rooms” in some Oklahoma classrooms:

When tornadoes strike, and Lord help us, when you have an intruder on campus, to know that you have somewhere to go quickly for the safety of your students,” Superintendent Terry Shaw said. “It’s very relaxing.”

The schools chief said that in case of an emergency, the kids would rush into the shelters and teachers would slam the doors shut for a lockdown.

Shaw said he volunteered to hunker down in one of the shelters — which hold up to 35 students and two teachers — while someone shot at it.  “I did not feel comfortable putting these in my buildings if I wasn’t willing to do it myself. So I offered to go inside,” he said. “It was very surreal, but I felt very comfortable. Very safe.”

Shelter-in-Place, the company behind the ballistic barriers, said Healdton is the first community to receive the units in the U.S. The company said it is in talks with other districts.

Until our government officials wake up to the reality that guns are not the problem – and stop caving to the propaganda of the left – we may have to rely on these short-term solutions to protect our children.

Without properly identifying and helping those who struggle with mental health issues, and until we eliminate Gun Free Zones and allow trained gun owners to protect our children at school, these tragedies will continue to occur.

It is only by maintaining our constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self-defense that gun violence will decrease.  The fact is, it is typically a law-abiding gun owner who stops these massacres from escalating.

Until then, we will likely be bombarded with more ridiculous ideas from anti-gunners.

What do you think of the absurd idea of protecting our students with buckets of rocks in their classrooms?  Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

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