I don’t think this is bizarre at all. We taught our children to use anything that comes to hand. Cans, rocks, sticks, candles, pots, pans, dishes, especially glass.
It sounds really bizarre, but it’s true: U.S. schools are teaching children to carry cans of soup as weapons, with instructions to hurl the cans at terrorists or school shooters.
In effect, middle school children are being taught to stand their ground against crazed assailants while armed with soup. What could possibly go wrong with this plan?