Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:55 PM ET

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National Audio 8:55 PM ET

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NAT133 - (US-Students-Armed-With-Rocks) ORWIGSBURG, Pa. x-09s. A school district in rural Pennsylvania is arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks in what the superintendent says would be a last resort should an armed intruder burst in. Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel says every classroom in the district has a five-gallon bucket of river stones. He says it is more effective than just crawling under desks, and gives students and teachers a chance to defend themselves. ("..can distract.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: One student says he supports the plan, adding that throwing rocks is better than throwing books or pencils.

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