In an unprecedented directive probably endorsed by the commissioner’s office of major league baseball, the mockery of fundamental self-defense principles within public schools is now reality, thanks to the decision of a Pennsylvania school district to “symbolically” arm teachers with wooden baseball bats.
The trickle down diagram of the traditional “bring your own at to the classroom and have it leaning against the wall in case of emergency” is immensely complex and somewhat melodic. Officially authenticated major league bats are now officially-officially embraced by a tax payer funded public entity forwarding bureaucratic credence on an already existing unofficial and universally accepted practice. ???
And elected officials are coherent and competent in efforts to alleviate confusion by not forwarding an agenda?
US News reports that the disgustingly ceremonial policy of incredulous security protocol enacted by the school district in Erie, also includes plans to construct a concrete wall to allegedly fortify strategically unobstructed walkways from an active shooter situation. The bats cost the school district $1,800 (presumably they not of the Nerf variety?), and apparently the military security consultant maxed out at $800 per hour in engineering the blueprints for the barrier. It should be noted that teachers are required to attend a day of defending an active shooting situation with a bat training, before receiving their empowering piece of athletic equipment.
What is most egregious about the school district’s counterintuitive response in creating a safer campus, is the convoluted message being sent to the public. One one hand, teachers are given access to athletic equipment which occasionally moonlights as an archaic weapon on school property, however the message is also being delivered loud and clear that firearms will never ever be explored in improving self-defense policy, and at the sake of student safety. This is simply a slap in the face to proponents of reasonable self-defense. Those who care to differ with the viewpoints of district’s leadership, will always have the lingering political symbol of the baseball bats, as a reminder to the disdain for firearms by employees and educators.
While the absolute first priority of a school district to ensure student security is being intentionally compromised in serving an agenda and catering to the propaganda machine of the fringe left, staff members, teachers and selected parents can feel good about their contributions in creating a true gun- free zone. Maybe, the brilliant minds at the physics department can explain to students how a baseball bats and a brick wall are supposed to prevent an armed individual with bad intentions from entering school buildings. Swing and a miss!
Next up, the school district in Connecticut which is arming staff with Nike tennis rackets, including special tactical lob and volley sessions taught by the one and only Andre Agassi.
Read the US New article here.