Bulletproof White Boards

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by KrazyKat, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/22/bulletproof-white-boards-classrooms/1853999/
    Nooooooo....
     
  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Baaa Baaaa Baaaaa Baaaaa .... someone terminate the stupid sheep already
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Once they get up to 22 layers, let's turn airport security over to the 1st grade classes. I'm betting it will be an improvement.
     
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  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Bulletproof whiteboards are actually kinda clever. I like that it's a defensive tool that doesn't infringe on anyone's rights (oh, but of course school administrators love to spew the "kids have no rights in school" line) and simply nullifies the attempts of a shooter to do harm.

    That said, its efficacy is, of course, questionable, but at the same time I'd rather see time and effort invested into stuff like this than further attempts to curtail 2nd-amendment rights or training kids on "lockdown" protocol (WTF is this, supermax schools?) and creating localized concentrations of defenseless targets.
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Are white boards hung on the wall like old fashioned chalk boards?
     
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  6. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Good question! Another question: Why don't they issue a bullet-proof vest to all the students/staff/faculty? :rolleyes:
     
  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Agreed.
    Hand/arm held shields:
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    Some kids could use MRAP on their bedroom walls, where they are more likely to take fire than in a classroom.
     
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Layers=Principals parroting Pistole phraseology.
    :D
     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Ok, an 18 X 20 inch shield. So how many kids will something like that protect? Regardless, I think I can shoot well enough to defeat something that size. A shot to any part of the body and the shields will be down!
     
  10. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I think it probably does a lot more harm to kids to prep them to be shot at in class, than it does to *not* guard against such an unlikely event.
    If it makes the teachers less likely to call the bomb squad when a student draws a "scary" picture, then by all means, deploy the boards!
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    This type of shield will not protect students. It may give a bit of protection to the teacher but that only makes the kids the available target.
     

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