This school wants to arm their students to prevent shootings—but not in the way you think

An Alabama middle school recently sent students home with a letter asking them to bring a canned food item to school in case a school shooter was to begin a rampage.

W.F. Burns Middle School in Valley, Alabama apparently believes that throwing cans of peas and corn at a man armed with a firearm will bring him down.

“We realize 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 letter to students indicates.

“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 the classroom,” it says.

The canned good method is an aspect of the ALICE program, which is meant to instruct students on how to stop a school shooting, while also getting to safety as quickly as possible.

h/t IJR

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