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School District in Pa. has armed students with rocks to fight off school shooters the superintendent said

"This attention was due to social media posts that took comments out of context and misrepresented our actual planned response to armed intruders (particularly with the planned use of stones)", a Facebook post from the school district said.

Sculpture outside the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County (Courtesy of the Blue Mountain School District).

A Pennsylvania school district has decided that rocks maybe the best way to defend oneself against a gunman in a school shooting.

A local school district that has armed teachers and students with rocks to ward off potential school shooters says there will be additional armed security at its buildings.

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"This unfortunate circumstance has increased our concern regarding the possibility that something may happen because of the media attention", Helsel wrote.

In addition to the almost 1800 West Orange High School students who stood on the turf on March 14 to honor their peers killed in the Parkland shooting, students at Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt Middle Schools also participated in peace marches. "If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full [of] students armed with rocks and they will be stoned". "We made a decision to empower our students with tools of self-defense if needed".

The training taught them how to barricade doors with desks and chairs, and run away from gunfire.

Liberty Middle School students said "enough" with a 17-minute walkout of their own that was powerful for those who participates, according to teachers and staff. "I want other people to see it and think that they don't want to be in a situation where their world crashes down, and this is all that they're seen as", Miller added.

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