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October 23, 2006

Bullet-proof Books

Now here's an idea for all those previous-edition schoolbooks.

With school shootings a growing concern across the country, a candidate for state superintendent of schools in Oklahoma is running on a platform of defense.

His idea? Storing old textbooks beneath the desks of all public school children for use as shields from gunfire.

In a videotaped experiment, Bill Crozier even went so far as to test various books and various firearms.

Crozier, a Union City Republican challenging incumbent Democrat Sandy Garrett, said he would put thick used textbooks under every desk for students to use in self-defense.

Crozier's experiment began with shots fired at a calculus textbook from an AK-47 Russian-style assault rifle. The shot penetrated two textbooks at once. Shots from handguns were generally stopped by thick books.

And people suggest that kids who get homeschooled aren't getting socialized. Well, they're wrong, but even if they were right, they're also not getting shot at.

Posted by Doug at October 23, 2006 12:36 PM

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Which is one of the reasons I'm glad we homeschool our kids!

Posted by: Tom at October 24, 2006 06:02 PM

Same here. Our oldest is in public high school now, but it is an exceptionally good one. In the meantime, the 3 others are homeschooling.

We also coordinate a loose group of teachers who do classes for homeschoolers, run out of our church building. Even with all the other socialization opportunities in the normal day, this adds to it.

Posted by: Doug Payton at October 24, 2006 08:24 PM