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The idea came to Principal Barbara Liess last month
when a rocking chair broke beyond repair at her Maryland elementary school
and was hauled to an outdoor space on a school loading dock.
Liess decided the old piece of furniture could be
useful in another way — as a target in a kind of “smash space.” Her
staff could wield baseball bats and hack away at the chair to relieve
The specter of schoolteachers bashing furniture with
bats on campus surfaced in a parents’ online discussion group Tuesday.
One parent had heard a rumor at the bus stop about a “smash space” and
asked others about it in disbelief.
Though it was unclear how many people participated,
she said, no children were harmed or, as far as she knew, had heard or
seen any chair-busting clatter.