School district hands out baseball bats for classroom defense

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A Pennsylvania school district has bought hundreds of new baseball bats – and it’s not planning a massive expansion of any sports programs.

The Millcreek Township School District outside Erie distributed the miniature bats to 500 teachers last week as part of a training program on how to deal with school shooters, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Superintendent William Hall says it cost the district around $1,800 to buy 600 16-inch baseball bats, including some that will...

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