Friday, October 20, 2006

Large textbooks as bullet stoppers?

Inside NEW Bookbag
Originally uploaded by geremology.
This from the ideas-that-aren't-all-that-practical department:
A candidate for state superintendent of schools said Thursday he wants thick used textbooks placed under every student's desk so they can use them for self-defense during school shootings.
I can see it now. First, we judge textbooks by their size; content, well, content is secondary. Second, we require students to lug the large textbooks with them, no matter where they're going. Need to use the restroom? Take your big biology book. Third, we're going to teach students how to move the big book quickly into the path of an oncoming bullet.

You go, Republican Bill Crozier of Union City, Oklahoma, a teacher and former Air Force security officer!

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