REPORT: Teachers Get Baseball Bats to Confront Shooters

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A school district in Erie, Pa., has supplied teachers and other school employees with miniature baseball bats to use as a last resort if confronted with an active shooter.

“We don’t want to be sitting ducks,” William Hall, superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District, said on Wednesday. “We’re not just going to go hide.”

The article went on to state the following:

The 18-inch wood bats are also meant to be “symbolic,” he said, to remind people that the old policy of simply turning off the lights, shutting the door and hiding, is not enough. Now, he says, one option is fighting back.

Hall said teachers should assess their environment to see if anything around them is available to be used as a potential weapon for defense.

The 600 bats cost $3 each.

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