...So they can throw it in case of the event of a shooter situation. You heard it here. Instead of coming up with effective solutions, the best they can do is tell kids to throw canned food. Not only would you have to be close enough to a shooter to already be out of luck anyway, you would have to take the time to confront them and also have to be an all-star pitcher for your throw to count without doing nothing more than pissing them off. http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/01...-against-shooters/6341421244987/?spt=mps&or=5 http://www.cchsvoice.org/equipped-with-cans-of-soup-the-alice-drill/ These are middle school kids we are dealing with, not grown adults. Nobody is going to have a CCW, and means to self defense are pretty limited. The first objective should be to prevent an encounter in the first place; exit the windows, keep safety ladders in the classrooms, anything better than this. No, let's just lockdown like sitting ducks and arm ourselves with soup. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like a pen to the jugular would me much more effective against a shooter, and brings no more risk to yourself than throwing a can would. I'm really hoping someone can correct me and tell me this is one big joke.