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By David Martin

What the puck?


December 5, 2018

No one can argue that safety is a priority concern when a school has an active shooter on its grounds.

One university is pioneering a rather unique approach to helping students and faculty remain safe and fight back against an assailant. Oakland University, near Detroit, recently purchased 2,500 hockey pucks to distribute to students and faculty. The university has a no weapons policy and Mark Gordon, the university’s police chief, initially suggested using a puck to distract a shooter.

“The first thing that came to my mind was a hockey puck. I was a hockey coach for my kids growing up....

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