A university in Michigan has equipped faculty members with hockey pucks to throw at any potential active shooter on campus as a “last resort.”
The faculty union has spent $2,500 on the first batch of pucks for staff members at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, The Detroit News reportedTuesday.
Each of the pucks, which cost 94 cents to make, will be printed with the union’s logo and distributed at no charge.
Roughly 800 faculty members already have them and another 1,700 are expected to go to students, the outlet noted.
Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon said the idea came to him during a training session when he remembered being hit in the head with a puck as a youth hockey coach.
The puck “caused a fair amount of damage to me,” Gordon remembered.
“It was not a well-thought-out strategy,” Gordon said. “It was a spur-of-the-moment-thing that had merit to it and kind of caught on.” – READ MORE