Pennsylvania School District Arming Teachers with Baseball Bats

Pennsylvania School District Arming Teachers with Baseball Bats

Pennsylvania School District Arming Teachers with Baseball Bats

A Pennsylvania school district said it will arm 500 school teachers with baseball bats in response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The Millcreek School district organized a training day on how to respond to a potential shooting and the 16-inch bats were handed out to each teacher, the report said. The district paid $1,800 for the bats.

William Hall, the district’s superintendent, told the paper that the bats were primarily symbolic, but a “last resort,” and “an option and something we want people to be aware of.” Hall said the district — which sits on the Lake Erie coast, conducted an online survey to gauge feeling on arming teachers with guns in the classroom. He told the paper that “70 percent to 30 percent” would favor the move, but the district is “not really actively planning that right now.”

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