Teacher’s invention could save lives during school shootings

As school shootings become more common, a teacher in Muscatine, IA, has invented a device that could save classrooms full of students in crisis situations.  The invention is a carbon steel sleeve that fits over the door closer arm.  Because many classroom door locks are only accessible from the outside, where a shooter might be, this allows for a teacher or someone else in the room to secure the door without exposing themselves to danger.

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2 Comments to “Teacher’s invention could save lives during school shootings”

    LawAbidingCitizen said:
    June 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Everything was fine, right up to the very first line:

    "As school shootings become more common…"

    No, they aren't becoming more common, they are just becoming more sensationalized by the media. What HAS become more common is the practice of blaming everyone but the person who committed the crime.

    That being said, this invention would be great, except it now means that someone can take hostages inside a classroom, barricading themselves in so that outside help can't get in.

    LIvingInReality said:
    June 11, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Everything was fine with your post until you said "school shootings are more common" despite SEVENTY FOUR in a year and a half. Seriously there is delusional and there is ignorance and you have both in spades. You'd clutch your gun at night and scream "my rights my rights" than talk about saving some kids.

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