Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Minnesota District Unveils Bulletproof Whiteboards

The AP (4/24) reports that Minnesota's Rocori School District, "where two students were killed in a 2003 shooting unveiled a new device Tuesday aimed at adding a last-ditch layer of safety for teachers and students: bulletproof whiteboards" that "can be used by teachers for instruction and used as a shield in an emergency." The article describes a demonstration about the item's defensive power given by local police officials, adding that "the manufacturer, Maryland-based Hardwire LLC, has been working on armor protection devices for military vehicles and personnel for years. The company turned its attention to school security after the Connecticut elementary school shootings in December that killed 20 children and six educators."

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