SPEAK OUT: Do Armored School Supplies Go Too Far?
In response to the Newtown, CT shootings, a Maryland company is making bulletproof school supplies.
Since the shootings in Newtown, CT, much of the discussion has swirled around gun control and school security, including whether there should be armed police officers or guards in America’s schools.
But what about bulletproof school supplies?
Several Montgomery County Patch sites recently carried a Capital News Service story about Hardwire LLC. The Eastern Shore military armor company started making bulletproof whiteboards and clipboards in response to the tragic school shootings.
The company’s CEO George Tunis told CNS that the bulletproof school supplies could be effective if incorporated into a broader security strategy. He donated 90 of the white boards to a school in Worcester County, according to the report.
"Inside every classroom, with every adult inside that school you know we have a layer of defense that's built in," Tunis reportedly told CNS.
Speak Out: Would equipping classrooms with bulletproof school supplies stir up more fear? Or do you think they are as Tunis described to CNS, another layer of defense? Tell us in the comments.
Bulletproof Schools: Maryland Factory Creates Armored School Supplies (Capital News Service)