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A university in Michigan is taking a novel approach to the threat of school shooters, outfitting its faculty with hockey pucks in order to protect against potential mass murderers armed with firearms.

The weaponized pucks at Oakland University are “a ‘last resort’ precaution to throw at any active shooters on campus,” The Detroit News reports.

According to the university’s police chief, the program stemmed from an idea raised during an active shooter training session, in which “one attendee asked what staff and students could bring to prepare themselves for a fight.”

The chief “recalled once being struck in the head with a puck and said it ’caused a fair amount of damage to me’.”

(HT Remark: Clearly it caused a lot more damage than the Chief initially thought, that he would come up with an idiotic idea such as this!)

 

 

The “spur-of-the-moment” decision “had merit to it and kind of caught on,” the chief said. The faculty union at the university went on to spend $2,500 on the pucks and are distributing them to faculty members, as well as students, for free.

According to one professor, “My first reaction was: You are talking about facing an assault weapon and asking us to fight back with hockey pucks? It sounded silly. Then I went through the training session, and it all made sense. None of us want to face an armed assailant. Students will look to us for leadership in a situation like that.”

“[T]his idea makes as much sense as anything else,” that professor remarked. According to The Detroit News, the university “has an ordinance against weapons.”

(HT Remark: Ahhhh, an Ordinance against weapons.  So one the one hand, they intentionally make themselves defenseless, and on the other hand, they give out Hockey Pucks to use as . . . . weapons. It seems to me there's more than the Police Chief who's acting bat-shit crazy at that University.  Employers are herewith advised to avoid hiring students who graduate from Oakland University in Michigan as the school seems to be nuts, and therefore the students are likely to come out nutty as well.)

 

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    MR. TRUTH! · 15:05 11/29/2018
    Liberals are INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE!
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    Michigan Smichigan · 23:22 11/28/2018
    Why have the people of Michigan let their State descend into such a cesspool? Are they even part of America anymore?
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    For Liberals ONLY · 23:18 11/28/2018
    Liberals unify and rise up to stop the violence of hockey pucks NOW!!!

    Demand that professors instead hurl their fabricated global warming statistics, or slanted polls. "Take that, bad person." Insist that your professors be superhero professors, fighting any armed person with their usual tactics of spewing communist propaganda and the weapons of manufactured news and statistics. Liberals must repeatedly remind themselves that passivism always works--if it didn't, there never would have been Stalin, Mao, et al.
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    Leo Gitt · 22:25 11/28/2018
    Good luck throwing a puck at a gunman when your heart is racing and your adrenaline is spiking...You'll miss by 20 feet and get shot for your trouble!
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    selah · 20:56 11/28/2018
    we all need a good laugh now and then
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    Guy Aul · 19:05 11/28/2018
    May I suggest that in the area of this academia of lower learning, thou shalt have the following sign:


    Gun free zone and the faculty is armed with hockey pucks.

    If you're in the printing business, go to their business office and offer to
    sell them the signs. They ARE stupid enough to order some...LOL!
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    Mike Rustad · 17:30 11/28/2018
    This is extremely sad that people have zero common sense anymore. All your going to do throwing a puck at a shooter is piss the them off more and make yourself the primary target. Disturbing how dumb down our society has become Hal.
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    Frank Anast · 17:23 11/28/2018
    I never realized just how disconnected from reality liberals really are!
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      Smoking Loon · 13:34 11/29/2018
      Try the military. They wouldn’t give us tennis balls ? even if they were willing to spend the money lol
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    MichiGONE · 17:09 11/28/2018
    MichiGONE. That place is a hell hole. The people of Michigan are far more like Europe than America.
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    Good to know · 17:04 11/28/2018
    Wait until the snowflakes have a meltdown over the harshness and severity to the shooters in using the hockey pucks. Michigan University students will have a sit-in and demand that all professors turn in their improvised weapons of hockey pucks for...cotton balls. After all, the university is a safe place so criminals automatically know they cannot commit atrocities in a safe place, where only friendly creatures like fairies and unicorns are welcome.
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    tman · 17:03 11/28/2018
    clearly the people who thought this up have never been shot at. I have and a hockey puck was not what I was wishing I jad
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    Grim · 16:41 11/28/2018
    I remember when the late, great Don Rickles, used to refer to stupid people as *hockey pucks*......So, I guess we'll now have hockey pucks throwing hockey pucks. This, is probably a very good indication that civilization as we know it, is collapsing.
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    pyro · 16:26 11/28/2018
    The academic living in the bubble left, truly unbelievable. Same mentality as not keeping score anymore, have to make the playing field fair. College should also not only issue hockey pucks but super glue and band aides for their bullet wounds after they run out of pucks to throw, watch a bunch of morons! OMG.
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