There’s a school district in Texas that hired a security/defense company to teach it’s students how to respond to an armed attacker in the school. Good idea!
The security company taught the students to throw objects at the attacker and try to disarm him as quickly as possible. Another good idea!
The school district would rather the students sit on their hands and get shot in the face. Shitty idea!
From the article:
[quote]The district sent letters to parents Friday expressing regret for the training and saying the district “does not, nor will we support teaching our students to attack an intruder.”
It seems to me that this is the sort of attitude that lead to thousands of unneccessary deaths on Sept. 11. Airline passengers had always been taught that the best way to survive a hijacking was to sit down and shut up, so that’s what they did.
The difference here being that a gunman in a school is almost always going to be shooting, so the smart thing to do is to take him down and disarm him. Unfortunately, that would be teaching kids to be violent, so I guess in the end it’s better for them to sit down, shut up, and eat their lead.
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