This is worse than the school district in Pennsylvania that handed out buckets of rocks for active shooter defense.
One Detroit-area college is taking a unique approach toward helping students and faculty protect themselves against a potential active shooter: arming them with hockey pucks.
Campus police and school officials at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., came up with the idea following a presentation on emergency preparedness.
While discussing the school’s recommended “run, hide, fight” strategy to handling campus threats, police chief Mark Gordon says one person asked what they should fight with since the campus has a no-weapons policy, reports WCVB.
Gordon, who is also a youth hockey coach, says getting hit in the head with a hockey puck gave him the idea.
“It was just kind of a spur-of-the-moment idea that seemed to have some merit to it and it kind of caught on,” he said. “[Hockey pucks] have enough mass to cause injury, small enough to be thrown, [are] portable and they’re not considered a weapon.”