Using Textbooks As Shields

What a good idea… maybe we should send old textbooks to soldiers in Iraq to give them some added bullet protection…

A candidate for state superintendent of schools said Thursday he wants thick used textbooks placed under every student’s desk so they can use them for self-defense during school shootings.

“People might think it’s kind of weird, crazy,” said Republican Bill Crozier of Union City, Oklahoma, a teacher and former Air Force security officer.

Yeah, people think it’s weird because it *is* weird.

//www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/10/20/school.shootings.textbooks.ap/

2 thoughts on “Using Textbooks As Shields”

  1. This is a wonderful example of Republican intelligence. Crozier’s brilliant experiment inspires me to point out that big fat calculus books are a great way to build yourself a fort. I mean, if you have a bunch of them lying about within convenient reach.

  2. They’re actually used to throw at the shooter to offer a distraction before they’re rushed at by twenty (thirty if you’re in a public school) or more teenagers. It’s a good idea if you consider the alternative.

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