Santa Barbara City Fire Captain Chris Mailes shows willing participants proper fire extinguisher techniques. (Photo Credit: Santa Barbra Independent)

‘Fire extinguishers are an effective way to stop school shooters,’ says public relations specialist

“An everyday 5-pound dry powder fire extinguisher will shoot a high-speed stream of attacker slowing or stopping (depending on how close) thick powder for 12-20 feet that will cover an area many times larger than pepper spray and you need not be a good shot as with a firearm that could send misses through classroom walls,” explains Jim Shults, who’s lectured on the subject since the 1980s.