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School district arms teachers with 16-inch wooden bats in response to Parkland shooting

Last month a Pennsylvania school superintendent announced his plan to equip classrooms with five-gallon buckets of river stones to use in the event of a school shooter situation, a strategy that was dismissed by many safety experts. Now Pennsylvania’s Erie Times-News reports that a second state superintendent has armed teachers with 16-inch wooden baseball bats in a gesture he calls “symbolic” — but also potentially practical in times of emergency.