As someone who has been in a marching band since 7th grade, I found this story quite funny, as did an area music teacher.
A 17-year-old girl in Quartz Hill, Calif., beat back two would-be muggers with the help of a marching band baton.
According to the Associated Press, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Michael Rust says the Quartz Hill girl was walking to school April 24 when two men approached her from behind, tried to grab her coat and demanded money.
Instead, one got a punch in the nose and the other a kick to the groin. Rust says the girl then beat both of them with her band baton before she ran away.
The men had not been caught. But Rust says there's a clear message to take from the encounter: "The moral to this story is don't mess with the marching band girls, or you just might get what you deserve. Final score: marching band 2, thugs 0."
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