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Bulletproof whiteboards for Minnesota school

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 00:55

April 25 - A Minnesota school district receives bulletproof whiteboards designed to help keep students safe. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Bullet proof whiteboards - one of the latest devices designed to protect students from school shootings. In Cold Springs, Minnesota, Police Chief Phil Jones demonstrates. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF PHIL JONES, COLD SPRING POLICE SAYING : "If you want a safe school -- start building a safe school. Start adding layers of protection." The boards are made with some of the lightest body armour in the world and were created in response to a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December in which 20 children and six adults were killed. Inventor George Tunis... (SOUNDBITE) (English) GEORGE TUNIS, INVENTOR, HARDWIRE ARMOR SYSTEMS, SAYING: "We set it up making something that would fit into the school environment... because my kids were scared and their teachers were scared." The boards weigh just a few pounds and are less than an inch thick. Police say they are an empowering tool to help teachers protect their students.

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Bulletproof whiteboards for Minnesota school

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 00:55