Trevor Noah: Using buckets of rocks to fend off school shooters 'is such a dumb idea'

PHOTO: In this Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, Trevor Noah appears during a taping of "The Daily Show," on Comedy Central, in New York City.PlayEvan Agostini/Invision/AP
WATCH Students in one district are armed with rocks to help fend off any school shooter

Trevor Noah mocked a Pennsylvania school district's "dumb" idea to stop potential shooters with rocks on Tuesday, saying the plan would never work.

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"Yes, they will be stoned -- that will stop these school shooters from committing adultery in medieval Europe," said Noah, host of "The Daily Show."

"This is such a dumb idea," he added. "Bucket of rocks is both the idea and the metaphor for how dumb the idea actually really is."

PHOTO: The Blue Mountain School District in Pa., has armed students with rocks to fight off school shooters, the superintendent said.WNEP
The Blue Mountain School District in Pa., has armed students with rocks to fight off school shooters, the superintendent said.

Noah's criticism came after David Helsel, superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District in northern Pennsylvania, elaborated on his plan to equip classrooms with 5-gallon buckets of river rocks to fend off potential shooters.

"If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance to any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks, and they will be stoned," Helsel said last week.

PHOTO: The Blue Mountain School District in Pa., has armed students with rocks to fight off school shooters, the superintendent said.WNEP
The Blue Mountain School District in Pa., has armed students with rocks to fight off school shooters, the superintendent said.

Helsel said the plan was a "last-ditch" effort to protect his students.

"You realize with rocks all the shooter needs is a helmet and then he's back to being the most dangerous person in the school," Noah said. "And besides, even if the kids have rocks, if the shooter whips out paper, that beats rock every time."

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