[Ed. – And the hits just keep on coming.]
One Alabama school principal wants students to have a way to fight back should an intruder enter the school. However, with a strict no gun policy in the school district, the principal is turning to canned food as a weapon of choice.
According to ABC News, W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley sent a note home with students on Friday requesting that canned goods be sent to school with each child. The letter detailed that the school’s “intruder policy” will remain the same with one major change, each child will be armed with a canned food product which they can throw at the intruder to “stun” or “knock out” until police arrive.
Principal Holley notes that “at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off guard.”
“The canned food item could stun the intruder or even knock him out until the police arrive. The canned food item will give the students a sense of empowerment to protect themselves and will make them feel secure in case an intruder enters their classroom.”
Principal Holley claims that this canned food procedure is being used in other “area schools” as well as across the United States. The program is called ALICE training. WHNT reports that the ALICE program teaches students to arm themselves with something like a can or a book. The ALICE acronym stands for: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.