Would-be mass shooters beware: Faculty and students at Oakland University in Michigan are going to be ready to fight back, should you target their school.
University police are reportedly training faculty at the college to fight gunmen in their classrooms with an unlikely weapon: hockey pucks.
Who came up with this idea?
Detroit Free Press explains:
The idea of using the quirky self-defense tool grew out of a training session Police Chief Mark Gordon led in March for faculty members on what they should do if a gunman enters their classroom.
A participant asked what people could bring to campus to be better prepared in case they need to fight back. The university has a no-weapons policy.
Gordon’s advice? Be ready to throw something — anything — that could distract a shooter, even a hockey puck, as a last resort if fleeing or hiding aren’t an option.
“It was just kind of a spur-of-the-moment idea that seemed to have some merit to it and it kind of caught on,” Gordon said.
Gordon said he once got hit in the head with a puck, and the painful event spawned the idea that the hard disks could be used for self-defense.