A COLLEGE near Detroit, Michigan is issuing hockey pucks to teachers to defend against shooters in schools.

Rather than issue guns, where you can take cover behind an object, present as little profile as possible and still take out a hostile these Einsteins want you to use hockey pucks which require you to stand completely unobstructed so you can haul off and throw one.

To think that such a stupid idea is being introduced by the people responsible for educating kids.

Hockey pucks: They’re small, heavy and — one Michigan college thinks — might be the perfect weapon against an active shooter on campus.

Oakland University, a public school located in Rochester Hills, near Detroit, is distributing thousands of 94-cent hockey pucks for just that reason.

The distribution, which began earlier this month, stemmed from a March faculty active-shooter training session following February’s shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 dead.

A participant at the training asked the Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon what items people could use to defend themselves on the campus, which has a no-weapons policy, the Detroit Free Press reports.

A hockey puck was a “spur-of-the-moment idea that seemed to have some merit to it and it kind of caught on,” Gordon said.

The faculty union followed up on the idea, purchasing 2,500 hockey pucks: 800 for union members and 1,700 for students, the Free Press reports.

The school conducts active-shooter training sessions multiple times a year, teaching the “Run, Hide, Fight” method which emphasizes fleeing an active-shooter situation above all else, hiding if fleeing isn’t an option — and fighting if hiding isn’t, either.

Fighting, with a hockey puck or other means, should be “an absolute last strategy,” Gordon told the Free Press.

“If you threw [a hockey puck] at a gunman it would probably cause some injury. It would be a distraction, if nothing else,” Gordon told WXYZ, a local ABC station.

The police chief also suggested a group of students could “rush” an active shooter with their pucks, creating a distraction that would allow someone else to get their hands on the shooter’s weapon.

Not everyone on campus was on board with this vision.

“If I was to give you a puck, and I had a gun, would I be able to take you out?” fifth-year student Jacob Gora told WXYZ with a laugh. “Easily, yeah. I mean, a puck is not going to distract me or stop me from shooting someone.”

“If there’s an armed person coming in, why would you chuck a puck at them?” echoed third-year student Adam Kalajian. “I find it absurd.”

The little black discs are meant for more than just self-defense, though.

They’re emblazoned with a number donors can plug into the university’s online giving service, which direct any donated funds to the installation of interior locks on the university’s classroom doors.

Oakland University’s student newspaper, The Oakland Post, wrote in March that the school has locks “on the outside, not the inside” of classrooms.

The university’s community has been trying to raise money for locks since the Parkland shooting. Along with purchasing pucks, the faculty union reportedly donated $5,000 toward the locks.

“Over time and using our own resources, we will make this happen,” Tom Discenna, a university professor and faculty union president said in October.

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    My 85% rule in effect. And I know I’ve posted it before but 50 years of Communist indoctrination in universities, now high and elementary schools cannot be erased or even reversed. The sooner the country falls into the Socialist abyss the better.

    We’re DOOMED!

  2. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Don Rickles must be rolling over in his grave with laughter! “Ya hockey puck!”
    I’m surprised the teachers weren’t issued shuriken (throwing stars). Much more cool then hockey pucks.

  3. Kenneth Lee says:

    They had better hope the shooter doesn’t shoot trap and skeet!

  4. Leonard Jones says:

    This might make sense if an active shooter bursts into a faculty lounge, or if all
    students were given one too. But they are passing these hockey pucks out to
    faculty only. In a classroom, it would be less than worthless unless the professor
    has an arm like Rodger Clemens and the reflexes of a mongoose!

    Liberals created this mess with their gun free zone policies. The one thing that
    will stop this shit, the left opposes with every fiber of their beings:

  5. Eskyman says:

    Woody, in CA throwing-stars are of course illegal. If somebody somewhere is issuing hockey pucks to use *as a weapon* against a school shooter, then I’m sure CA lawmakers are busy at work, writing new laws that ban hockey pucks!

    The object here seems to be to make illegal anything that might be useful for self-defense, so that criminals & mass-murderers have an easier time of it. Wouldn’t want to make it hard for them to kill people, would we!

    Of course in reality, what one needs to take down a shooter is a gun. Preferably in the hands of someone who has trained with it, but if you’re being shot at then you wouldn’t care who it is shooting back, the important thing is that someone is!

  6. redneckgeezer says:

    Reminds me of a cop buddy who got a call of shots fired (during winter, at a ski resort) and upon his arrival, he found all sorts of clowns throwing snowballs at the gunman. Turned out the gunman wanted suicide by cop or I’m sure he’d have shot a crapload of snowball throwers. Instead, he waited for my friend Russ, who granted his wish with one shot. Then again, I suppose hockey pucks are more deadly than snowballs. I’m with LJ and the Israelis on how to solve the problem.

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