The Millcreek Township School District in Pennsylvania is taking a stand against gun violence and is going to fight back…with the most ridiculous and insulting “weapons” you can possibly imagine.
In the event that a shooter makes their way into a Millcreek Township School, they’ll be met by a lineup of teachers holding tiny wooden baseball bats that are no more than 16 inches long.
Well, that’s their plan anyway. In reality, it’s unlikely that anyone would be delusional enough to fight off someone who has a firearm with a tiny wooden baseball bat that looks more like a toy than a weapon.
The Millcreek Township School District has more than 7,400 students and spent around $1,800 on the baseball bats. The result is that roughly 500 teachers are armed with these toy bats and some of them are feeling pretty confident about it.
It seemed like a joke at first because of just how ridiculous it is…but it’s for real. Media reports started openly mocking the decision as soon as the news surfaced, but Superintendent William Hall is dead serious about it.
Here’s what he had to say about the decision, “We hope the day will never come that our staff will have to defend students and themselves. However, we want our staff to know that in a life and death situation, an attack option may be necessary and to use any available tool at their disposal. ”
As if these little baseball bats weren’t laughable enough already, they’re even more useless considering that they aren’t openly available at all times…they’re “locked in the classroom and are only to be used/available in a hard lockdown situation”.
Seems like an awful lot of trouble for something that’s probably going to be useless in a real active shooter situation.
William Hall also had this to say, “We hope the day will never come that our staff will have to defend students and themselves. However, we want our staff to know that in a life and death situation, an attack option may be necessary and to use any available tool at their disposal.”
If you were serious about defending the lives of students, wouldn’t you want to provide a means of self defense that will actually work?
Some other school districts have started arming their teachers with real guns…but for right now Millcreek Township School District is stuck with toy baseball bats that “symbolize” their commitment to self defense.