Sometimes I wonder why late-night comics pay writers when this stuff is just sitting around on the web.

A candidate for state superintendent of schools said Thursday he wants thick used textbooks placed under every student’s desk so they can use them for self-defense during school shootings.

“People might think it’s kind of weird, crazy,” said Republican Bill Crozier of Union City, Oklahoma, a teacher and former Air Force security officer.

Yep. Those are some of the cleaner words that jumped to mind first. :-)

Update (10/21): Several other edubloggers posting about this story point to a video in which this guy tests his theory using several different kinds of textbooks. Very funny/scary. However, I recall a few times I wanted to do the same thing with my Calculus book.

school, violence, stupid