School officials have gotten some criticism for sending a letter to parents asking students to bring canned goods to attack would-be intruders.
“We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off-guard,” the letter reads, according to CNN affiliate WRBL. “The canned food item could stun the intruder or even knock him out until the police arrive. 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.”
I get the point that a dozen kids hurling canned beets at an intruder might help, but surely that is WAY down the list of possible responses.