#1 Alabama middle school principal tells kids to bring canned goods to class, throw them at possible gunmen by algernonpj 13.01.2015 18:42

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I don't know about you all, but from now on I'm going to make sure I bring a can of peas to a gun fight.


Alabama middle school principal tells kids to bring canned goods to class, throw them at possible gunmen
W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley sent a letter home to parents asking them to arm their children with eight-ounce canned goods, which kids can chuck at attackers during an emergency. Holley explained that the cans can stun a shooter and give students a sense of empowerment. If the cans are never used, they will be donated to a local food pantry at the end of the school year.
BY Meg Wagner
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 11:55 AM

This school encourages food fights.

An Alabama middle school asked students to bring canned goods to school so they can throw them at potential gunman.

W.F. Burns Middle School in Valley, Ala., said the tactic is part of the ALICE method, which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate, and teaches students what to do during a shooting.

Principal Priscella Holley sent a note home to parents Friday asking them to send their students back to class with an eight-ounce can of beans, corn, soup or any other food.
Arming kids with cans that can be used as weapons gives them a sense of empowerment, the school said. Brent Lewin/Bloomberg Arming kids with cans that can be used as weapons gives them a sense of empowerment, the school said.

“We realize at first this may seem odd, however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off-guard,” read a copy of the letter obtained by WHNT. "The canned food item could stun the intruder or even knock him out until police arrive. The canned good item will give the students a sense of empowerment to protect themselves and will make them feel secure in case an intruder enters the classroom."

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