I was reading CNN today and I came across an article written on Dec 19 by William Bennett. While the article itself makes plenty of sense, let me show you one small paragraph that shows the level of security academia has placed its students.
To illustrate the absurdity of gun-free zones, Goldberg dug up the advice that
gun-free universities offer to its students should a gunman open fire
on campus. West Virginia University tells students to "act with physical
aggression and throw items at the active shooter." These items could
include "student desks, keys, shoes, belts, books, cell phones, iPods,
book bags, laptops, pens, pencils, etc." Such "higher education" would
be laughable if it weren't true and funded by taxpayer dollars.
No seriously, throw your iPod at the man holding a weapon that fires a projectile a a few hundred miles an hour. Yep, that seems like a fair fight.
These are suppose to be the "smart" people in the room? Seriously? Throw a frickin desk? That's the best you can come up with? Not, Hey, let's not make our students and faculty sitting ducks for the next crazy that comes along. Nope, you just throw your desk and your ball point pen at him and it will be fine. Trust us, we're tenured.
Like I said this would be a joke if it weren't so damn serious.