PENNSYLVANIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has given its teachers small wooden baseball bats as a reminder to fight a school shooter with any weapon available should other options fail.
The superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District says the 16-inch bats are primarily symbolic, but the district did want to have a “consistent tool” for all teachers should they need to fight an attacker.READ MORE: Preorders For Ford Electric F-150 Lightning Tops 100,000
Superintendent William Hall tells the Erie Times-News the district’s revised school shooting response plan puts more emphasis on options other than “hiding and waiting.” The president of the local teachers union says he supports the move.READ MORE: State Lawmakers Look To Fight Pollution in Michigan Auto Lots and Junkyards
The district outside of Erie also had added additional security measures at school entrances.MORE NEWS: Michigan Lawmakers Looks To Give More Time For Drivers To Renew Expired Drivers License and Vehicle Registrations
Last month, another Pennsylvania district said it was arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks.