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School Principal in Alabama Believes Soup, Not Guns, Can Better Protect Students Against Mass Murderers: I Wish I Was Kidding


I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. And here’s proof positive that you do not have to have a double digit IQ to be an “educator.”

An eastern Alabama school principal is asking students to bring cans of food such as corn and peas as a way of fighting off a school intruder.

W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley said in a Friday letter to parents that a can could stun an intruder “or even knock him out” until police arrive.

Holley wrote that the cans would empower students if an intruder enters their classroom at the school in Valley, Alabama.

Chambers County Schools Superintendent Kelli Hodge told The Associated Press the letter was sent after school employees received training from Auburn University’s Public Safety Department.

Trust me I could write 20,000 words on this. You’ll be happy to know I’m not going to.

Where to start? Well, how about this: “… school employees received training from Auburn University’s Public Safety Department.” Huh?

The school district no doubt PAID for their employees to attend this “training.” And they likely paid Auburn University too. Nice expenditure. Replace the school board and the whole damn administration. For starters.

Think about this for a second. This is a middle school. The kids are maybe 6th – 8th graders? Nobody plays baseball any more so I have serious doubts about whether one of those tykes could even throw a soup can across a room let alone hit anything with it.

This is a recipe for dead kids on the remote chance that a shooter actually showed up at the school.

Let’s do a quick survey. Question: Which could do a better job of protecting your middle school child from a crazed shooter?

1 – This?


Or, 2 – This:


Please answer in the comments.

I’d also encourage you to call little Miss Kelli, but


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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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