A Pennsylvania school district has a different solution for tackling intruders: rocks.
If students at the rural school district can't evacuate during a shooting, they don't have to sit and wait.
"If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and they will be stoned", Helsel said.
Helsel explained the bucket of rocks defense employed by his Schuylkill County district when he testified before the state House last week.
Helsel says the stones are meant to be used as a last resort, and points out that staff and students routinely hold drills to prepare for active shooter situations.
Some are actually supportive of this policy, though some find it comical. The superintendent revealed that schools in the district have had buckets of stones ready to use in their classrooms for two years, according to reports.
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An actual photo of the rocks, which look like big rocks (provided by Superintendent Helsel), but still... nope.
A senior who spoke with local ABC affiliate WNEP 16 said, "It matters because it will help protect the schools, anything helps, rocks are better than books and pencils".
"We have devices installed in our doors that help to secure them, to make it very hard to break through", Helsel explained.
"They have a big impact on the discipline and have a kids or product, so I think obviously they're responsible for their children", one parent said.
A widely discussed debate over the last several months has been whether or not teachers should be able to carry and have guns in their classrooms in case a shooter attacks the school. "Throwing rocks, it's an option".
After teachers and students were trained by ALICE on all of the actions to take in the event of an active school shooting, including standardized lock-ins and lockdowns.