Wednesday, January 14, 2015

They can’t put it in the NY Times if it isn’t true: ALABAMA SCHOOL MAY ARM STUDENTS WITH CANNED PEAS

The New York Times



JAN. 13, 2015  ::  A middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last defense. In a letter Friday, Priscella Holley, principal at W. F. Burns Middle School in Valley, Chambers County, asked parents to have each student bring an eight-ounce canned item. The can “could stun the intruder or even knock him out until the police arrive,” Ms. Holley wrote. “The canned food item will give the students a sense of empowerment to protect themselves and will make them feel secure.” The school superintendent said the request had brought few complaints.

  • A version of this brief appears in print on January 14, 2015, on page A13 of the New York edition with the headline: Alabama: School May Arm Students With Canned Peas.

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