What can school campuses now purchase to help protect students and staff against gun shootings?

What can school campuses now purchase to help protect students and staff against gun shootings?

by / January 30, 2013

Answer: bulletproof whiteboard

Institutions now have an arsenal in their toolkits when it comes to campus safety.

In light of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, Maryland-based company Hardwire created a dual purpose whiteboard and clipboard that students and teachers can write on or use as a bulletproof barrier.

According to USA Today, the clipboard and whiteboard are made from mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle technology and ultra-strong, polyethylene-based textile, which held up great during a ballistic test. The whiteboard is 18x20 inches and the clipboard is 10x13.

 

Karen Stewartson

Karen Stewartson served as the managing editor of Government Technology for many years. She also contributed to Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines.