Saturday, October 21, 2006

Educators, take note

Bill Crozier is an Oklahoma Republican running for state superintendent of education, and he has an idea.

He proposes putting old, thick, textbooks under the desk of each student in every school. Why? So that the used, thick textbooks could be used to defend students against gunfire in the event of a school shooting. To demonstrate the merit of this idea, he produced a poorly-filmed, rambling unedited bit of video showing him and some friends shooting an AK-47 and some handguns at a variety of old textbooks.

You can read about him by clicking that first sentence, or watch his entire video here.

There's some more innovative thinking going on just south of Mr. Crozier, in Burleson, Texas. The Burleson school district has enlisted the services of British Army Major Robin Browne's company, Response Options, to provide training to its faculty and students. Students and teachers are being taught that "getting under desks and praying for rescue from professionals is not a recipe for success". Instead of cowering, students and teachers should immediately go on the offensive, swarming and attacking the school shooter. And maybe braining him with a thick, used textbook.

7 comments:

lulu said...

I think I need a new job. One with more staplers and less gunplay.

Tenacious S said...

Thick textbooks? How about rolling chalkboards?

Bubs said...

I'm not sure why, but after reading about the Bureson story I keep hearing Lyle Lovett singing "That's Right (You're Not From Texas)"

Coaster Punchman said...

I don't even have the heart to click on the news link you provided. I watched one horror film this weekend, and that's enough.

Bubs said...

What'd you see? A horror movie, or some sad frightening real-life thing?

Coaster Punchman said...

I saw "The Amityville Horror" - but that link you provided looks worse.

Bubs said...

Aw, come on. You're scared of watching a good ol' boy in a badly-fitting striped shirt ramble on while he shoots some books?