Faculty receive hockey pucks to thwart shooters
AUBURN HILLS — Faculty members at Oakland University have received hockey pucks and are being trained to use them to potentially thwart active shooters.
WDIV TV reported the American Association of University Professors distributed pucks to its 800 members.
University Police Chief Mark Gordon said to fight effectively, faculty and students need to be prepared to throw heavy objects that will cause a distraction.
Gordon said pucks fit the bill and can conveniently be carried in briefcases and backpacks.
The faculty union is also working with student groups to distribute an additional 1,700 pucks to students.