While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.
Hardwire Armor Systems is retailing the 18-by-20 inch reenforced teaching aid for $299 and boasts that it can withstand a sustained barrage of ammunition from close range using "armor technology … derived from solutions developed for the Department of Defense."
"As teachers are doing their daily lesson plans, it’s in their hands. And if there's a crisis, it’s in their hands," company CEO George Tunis told the Salisbury, Md., Daily Times. "It's something I don't think any American can tolerate anymore, and we're in a position to do something about it."