Bulletproof whiteboards coming to schools

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Schools are buying up bulletproof whiteboards, and the portable shields may soon be available in Walmart stores.

As school shootings continue with frightening frequency, local and national leaders have debated measures from gun control to arming teachers. Just last week, an unarmed bookkeeper in a Georgia school talked down a would-be shooter without the use of force, leading to further debate.

Hardwire, the company that supplies armor and armored gear to the military, has taken its bulletproof materials into the the classroom, producing armored whiteboards, clipboards and backpack boards to be used as personal shields.

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