A school district in Erie, Pa., has supplied teachers and other
school employees with miniature baseball bats to use as a last
resort if confronted with an active shooter.
“We don’t want to be sitting ducks,” William Hall, superintendent
of the Millcreek Township School District, said on Wednesday.
“We’re not just going to go hide.” […]
The 600 bats each cost $3, Mr. Hall said, and are akin to a
They are no match, of course, for a gunman toting a semiautomatic
weapon. Even so, Mr. Hall said, “I think a bat could disarm a
pistol with a nice swing.”