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Canned Food Drive

“There is no single answer for what to do” in the event an active shooter invades a school, say U.S. Department of Education guidelines, “but a survival mindset can increase the odds of surviving.” In that spirit, Priscilla Holley, principal of W.F. Burns Middle School in Chambers County, Ala., decided her students should be armed: this way, they could surprise intruders and help protect themselves. They could feel empowered. So she sent a letter to parents, asking them to supply their sons and daughters with the latest in school-approved weaponry: eight-ounce cans of food, one per student, that they can throw at any school shooters trying to kill them. (AC/WHNT Huntsville) ...Wouldn’t want them to feel too empowered, would we?
Original Publication Date: 18 January 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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