A ‘school attack in The Netherlands’ is not exactly the most common headline you see in the news. You expect to see that sort of news in other countries *cough* USA *cough*. But we are living in strange times… This last Tuesday a mentally-ill 44-year-old man went to a school wielding two knives. Obviously posing a threat, the students used their backpacks to scare off the attacker. The man, after being barraged by a volley of backpacks filled with heavy science books, promptly walked away from the school.
The attacker has a history of mental illness, and is actually a patient at a mental health institution. Now in police custody, no official statement has been made on the measures that will be taken.
Never bring a knife to a backpack fight.
Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock… Oh, and of course, backpack beats knife-wielding maniac. As you see in the video, the students of the school didn’t wait for the police. Nope! They decided to do what any teenager who watches too many action movies would do: throw backpacks at the evil doer.
Maybe Trump should arm teachers with backpacks… I mean, damn that looks painful.
School attack Dutch style
I think it’s pretty obvious that fending off an attacker with Scholastic backpacks is only possible in this surreal country. With no ridiculously easy access to guns, the attacker had no option but to attack using knives. And although objectively scary, it’s easier (and apparently possible) to stop this sort of attacks with something as mundane as backpacks.
Also, despite the potential gravity that this situation could have entailed, so far no ludicrous proposals to arm teachers have come up. These tweets summarises this fact:
All in all we are just happy that no one got hurt in this school attack in The Netherlands. Also, really hope that this doesn’t start a trend of students putting rocks and heavy objects in their backpacks. Just in case.
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