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Bulletproof Shields Coming To Worcester County Offices And Schools

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SNOW HILL, Md.- Nearly 100 bulletproof clipboards and shields are being placed in Worcester County offices and schools.

"You never know where a tragedy can happen and the county wants to make sure we do everything to protect our citizens and our police officers and kids and teachers," says Bill Badger the county economic development director.

Bulletproof white boards are going in schools for a total county cost of about $12,000. Hardwire, the company who produces the shields is matching the county cost.

"I think they're a good idea, if they can help save any lives and it's great," Bill Walker of Snow Hill said. "It's not very much money, I think it is a good use."

George Tunis, the CEO of Hardwire, says safety is never guaranteed, no matter where you are.

"Here at home we have the same problems we've seen like in Santa Barbara," he said. "Beautiful place, great community, it takes one bad apple and things can go bad.

That chance of danger is why he approached Worcester County about the shields. Tunis says they're very easy to operate.

"We're printing on all of armor now the same kind of training that you would see exactly on a fire extinguisher," he said. "So it's literally, grab, position, protect and disable if that's the right thing to do."

But Kyra Entzminger is uneasy about bulletproof shields in her nephew's school.

"I don't think that's a good idea, it's a waste of money, because it could be used for something else instead of clipboards and whiteboards," she said.

Like them or not, the shields will be distributed throughout Worcester County in the next few weeks.



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