POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- A Pocomoke City company that came up with a bullet-proof whiteboard to help protect teachers during a potential crisis has now come up with a bullet-proof door armor.
"It's a ballistic decal that can be stuck right on the door and also up armor the window opening as well," said George Tunis, who is the CEO of the company. Tunis said it is a concept some school systems are already used to.
The idea of bullet-proof classroom whiteboards was inspired by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But now Tunis said he has taken the protective whiteboard invention to a whole new level.
"In every day use this is a white board surface so it becomes another teaching tool inside the classroom but in the event of an intruder trying to get in, it becomes another layer in a layered security system," Tunis said.
Some local police chiefs said that putting that type of door armor in schools can buy time and save lives.
"It is going to delay the time to get us there to take out the bad guy before anybody gets hurt," said Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin Sewell.
"I know this is a product that seemingly sells itself because there is no one who is associated with children or has children of their own that would not want this kind of added protection," said Fruitland Police Chief Mike Phillips.
Tunis said his company is already working on making a bullet proof window blind system that is meant to protect windows in schools.
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