Teachers Get Baseball Bats to Confront Shooters in Pennsylvania District

The teachers received their bats after a training on how to respond to school shootings, Erie News Now reported.

The baseball bats are just part of "aggressive measures to improve safety and security in all schools", according to a "message from the superintendent", posted to the district's website.

"I'm glad that they bought us those sack lunches and stuff", said Corey, a fifth-grader.

"They limited us to 100 students overall, and one adult per four students", SHS Principal Chris Arent said at the school board meeting.

In March, the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County chose to place buckets of river rocks in each classroom in case students and staff can't evacuate.

Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel said the five-gallon buckets of river stones would be kept in classroom closets.

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Incognito told Carucci that his liver and kidneys are "shutting down", so his best option might be to walk away from football. An NFL investigation determined Incognito and two other Dolphins offensive linemen persistently harassed Martin.

A week later, the superintendent said that heightened media attention over the announcement "has increased our concern regarding the possibility that something may happen".

The move comes after a nationwide debate on arming teachers following the February 14 shooting deaths of 17 people inside a Parkland, Fla., high school. "So it is a great opportunity for us to talk to the kids about perseverance, about dealing with adversity and about overcoming challenges", said Jim Vassal, an art teacher at the school.

These include concrete barriers, constructing secured entrances at several schools and hiring a consulting firm to re-evaluated security measures.

Hall said the district's revised school shooting response plan puts more emphasis on options other than 'hiding and waiting'.

"It let us know that some of the teachers really do care about their students to make sure that they're fed for lunch, even though they're not getting the education right now".

Indigenous adviser Veronica Graff said Edmonton Public Schools' Circle of Courage program in junior and senior high schools has taught students Indigenous traditions and teachings, which has kept them engaged at school and on track to graduate. "Moving forward, we will continue to explore every affordable option".

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