Pennsylvania School District Arms Teachers With Mini-Bats

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"It's not only to share with you, but for you to share your insights and concerns with us", he said.

Dr. David Helsel, superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District, said students were being trained to supplement the school's security systems. The district is also building security barriers, installing cameras, and has hired a firm to evaluate security.

Eight parents said they liked the new schedule.

It also revised its active shooter response plan to emphasize fighting back as an option.

The goal of the program is to provide a way for teachers to engage their students more fully, and Principal Launder has seen a drastic transformation at Hillsdale.

It is a fact that it is expensive to have an SRO in every school in the state.

Many are focused on being busy and accomplishing things that need to get done, Baker said. "Any time you want to", Duffy replied.

"I had the opportunity to meet my representative, and I was highly disappointed in that meeting and the lack of support I felt as a public educator", said Youngberg, who is running as a Democrat for House District 80, the seat now held by Republican Rep. Mike Ritze, just south of Tulsa.

A supporter of the idea, Millcreek Education Association president Jon Cacchione, told CBS, "This is a tool to have in the event we have nothing else".

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"They've given corporations and businesses incentives to be here and nothing has really trickled down to us", said Cyndi Ralston, a Haskell teacher who filed to run as a Democrat in House District 12. I would not feel comfortable sending my child to school knowing their teacher had a gun on their person regardless of the training they may have undergone. We can not control the minds or actions of people.

"Anyone who becomes aware of concerning posts, or concerning language, on social media are encouraged to, and have, reported that".

The district ordered about 600 bats at a cost of about $1,800.

Last month, another Pennsylvania district said it was arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks.

"I think that the walkout we had was focused more on weaponry than it was about actual community".

"I think what happens is, after Parkland, things die down and you nearly fall back into a false sense of security until it happens again", Mr. Hall said. "That's the truth. But we can't tell you exactly where and when everybody is", Dietrich said. "That change has been made", he said.

"They could study issues of curriculum, student issues, they could plan together how to do the work cooperatively with everyone", he said. The 16-inch bats were reportedly passed out after a recent training on campus shootings.

Superintendent Hall knows they are no match for a semiautomatic gun.

Zahn said he spoke during the Washougal School Board meeting on March 27 because he was disappointed by the lack of communication with the school district.

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