A teacher’s plan to use hockey pucks to deter a potential school shooter has gone viral on TikTok.
The original video has reached over 2 million views, as commenters are horrified at the state of gun safety in America.
In the TikTok, Carly (@crzachar) begins by saying, “Hey teachers! So if you’re just like me you’ve probably been doing a lot of thinking recently about your school safety.”
She goes on to give a tour of her classroom, explaining, “I had these big windows along my back wall. My kids know that Plan A is always just to get out of that middle window and run across the street.”
“But of course Plan B is barricade the door and fight, you all know this,” she says.
Her classroom door, however, presents a challenge. Its wooden and has a giant window in the center, making it a weak point of defense.
“What can I give every single student just something to prepare themselves?” Carly says.
The answer: a hockey puck. “It can really hurt you,” she explains. “Especially 30.”
Carly goes on to explain the kids were fidgeting with them during class, so she used double-sided tape to store them underneath desks.
“That way kids can use them if they need them,” she narrates. “Obviously it’s just a deterrent, but it definitely makes us feel a little bit better.”
TikTok responded with horror at the hockey puck school shooter plan.
“America is a third world country with a gucci belt,” said @ghost_cherry_
“how is america real,” added @chlofirth.
@adoxographic75 commented, “teachers spending their own money so that students have something to throw at shooters. everything is fine.
@sarahgrahamcracker asked, “Do non-Americans watch this kind of thing with shock and horror?”
@cindy.3442 said, “the way you said ‘you all know how it is’ scares me, in europe i have never had to have a way to defend myself in school”
“They replaced your door with a less safe option?! Ugh. This is a good idea though. Easier to throw than books or those heavy tape dispensers,” commented @saberstaff.
The official TikTok account for March For Our Lives commented on the video, “We have to fight for a reality where we don’t need those hockey pucks [blue heart emoji]. Thank you for being so committed to protecting your students, sending love.” Carly liked the comment and responded “absolutely.”
The Daily Dot reached out to @crzachar via TikTok comment.
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