Parents of the students at the W. F. Burns Middle School in Valley, Alabama received a letter informing them of a change in procedure to keep the students there safe in the event of an intruder.
The school’s principal, Priscella Holley, approved the letter that explains a new tactic selected as a part of the school district’s ALICE program – “Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate”.
The procedure is to arm the students with a…
canned food item.
However, the Inquisitr article makes reference to the canned food item as “weapons of choice”:
…the “eight-ounce can of beans, corn, soup, or any other type of canned food” will be used to as “weapons of choice” to protection against any possible intruders that may enter classrooms. So, hypothetically speaking, if an intruder were to barge inside of a classroom, the students would be allowed to throw the cans at possible assailants.
If implemented, it will not be the first school to have such a policy in the United States.
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