AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Faculty members at Oakland University in suburban Detroit received hockey pucks and are being trained to use them to potentially thwart active shooters.

WDIV-TV reports the American Association of University Professors distributed pucks to its 800 members.

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University Police Chief Mark Gordon says to fight effectively, faculty and students need to be prepared to throw heavy objects that will cause a distraction. Gordon says pucks fit the bill and can conveniently be carried in brief cases or backpacks.

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The faculty union also is working with student groups to distribute an additional 1,700 pucks to students.

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