With the whole nation on edge following the Florida high school massacre which claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers, enterprising individuals have seized the opportunity in an attempt to prevent such tragedies. A 17-year-old Wisconsin student has invented a bulletproof case capable of securing a classroom in seconds and withstand any type of punishment.
Wisconsin Student Gave Bulletproof Case to High School
Justin Rivard, a Somerset High School student, is the enterprising young man who managed to develop a revolutionary product that could very well save the life of students and teachers during a school shooting.
Rivard’s safety device is called JustinKase, and it’s basically a foldable steel plate that latches itself on the door frame, preventing anyone from getting into a classroom during such an event. The Wisconsin student declared that he began working on this device when he was only 15, spending many sleepless nights perfecting the product.
The result is JustinKase, a class-safety device which pretty much looks like an ordinary suitcase. How does it work then? According to Rivard, in case of an emergency, the device, which should be strategically placed in each class, will be assembled and placed on the doorframe.
As the student pointed out, locking the classroom door doesn’t offer much protection against aggressors, as the individual can easily shoot the locks and gain access inside the class. The bulletproof case, being able to withstand an incredible amount of weapon fire punishment, is specifically designed to prevent the door from opening.
Rivard’s product was so popular that the Somerset High School ordered 50 devices, with another order on the way. More than that, after acquiring the bulletproof cases, the high school’s faculty ordered drills in order to instruct students and teacher on how to use them.
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