In what might be the most stupid idea on in the history of self defense against school shooters, one college is giving professors hockey pucks to fight against school shooters.
I wish this was fake news, but unfortunately it's not. Oakland University faculty are now being trained by university police on how to fight gunmen with hockey pucks, They are taking training sessions organized by OU's faculty union, the American Association of University Professors, who are clearly the most stupid people on the planet.
The theory is that they will throw the hockey puck at the school shooter in the hopes that it will change their mind and they will run away. If you want to be shot by a school shooter, then throwing a hockey puck at them is probably the fastest way to get shot at.
They always told us to not bring a knife to a gunfight, but this is one time I would much rather have a knife instead of a hockey puck.
Conducted by OU Police Chief Mark Gordon, the training is part of the union’s efforts to improve classroom safety for students and faculty.
“We believe that once faculty have been trained in what to do in an active shooter situation, they will be able to share that information with students to provide a more secure learning environment,”says AAUP President Tom Discenna.
In addition to training, the union has also distributed hockey pucks to its members and to students.
According to Gordon, to fight effectively, faculty and students need to be prepared to throw objects that are heavy and will cause a distraction.
Hockey pucks provide the ability to be carried in brief cases or backpacks, are not considered a weapon, and will meet the goal of distracting the shooter, according to Gordon. rn
So far the union has distributed 800 pucks to faculty and is trying to get another 1,700 pucks to students.
The union, who is clearly ran by people who have no idea what they are doing, did manage to make sense in at least one of their decisions.
They provided the school with $5,000 to purchase interior door locks for university classrooms - an option that will likely save more lives than a hockey puck being thrown and hitting the wall behind a school shooter.
I don't usually inject my opinion into news stories, but this is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.