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    Biology Teacher arms herself... with a yardstick.

    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” –Theodore Roosevelt

    I wonder if that quote was running through Hartford, CT biology teacher Paula Butterfields mind as she took up arms, of a sort, and prepared to defend herself and her students against a suspected gunman in their school. Thankfully, the threat was a fake, and the student responsible for the threat was arrested.

    This just goes to show that there are teachers out there who do want to defend themselves and their students, and that they need to be trained and better armed. A yardstick wielding teacher may be able to surprise a shooter, but most probably will not be able to stop them. Thankfully in this case, they didn't have to find out.
    Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.
    Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.
    Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.
    Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
    -Patrick Henry, Virginia Ratification Convention, June 5, 1788

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    The attacker claimed to have a meter stick ... the showdown would have decided if the english or the metric system prevails [made up, or course]

    However, a teacher IMO has zero obligation to act as security. If this was real and her room entered she'd be dead in milliseconds ...

    The only people disarmed in a GFZ are those that should be armed.

    Hartford? Craphole town full of commies ...

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    A yardstick is three times better than a 12" ruler when trying to reach out and touch someone.

    As to true defense tools, any gun trumps a measuring stick.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    A yardstick is three times better than a 12" ruler when trying to reach out and touch someone.

    As to true defense tools, any gun trumps a measuring stick.
    She did not even sharpen the end to be pointy ... newbie move.

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