The implementation of Rapid-Deploy Safe Room Systems at a school has led to increased demands for stricter gun control measures.
West Elementary School in Alabama’s Cullman City School district has recently installed Rapid-Deploy Safe Room Systems in two classrooms. The aim of this system is to provide greater protection for students and teachers during an active shooter crisis.
While there is no debate about the importance of keeping students and teachers safe, many people have raised questions about whether there are other measures that should be taken in addition to creating and utilizing safe rooms.
The concept for these safe rooms was developed by KT Security Solutions in response to the tragic mass shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022. This design was inspired by ballistic shelters that the company had previously created for the military.
The safe room design features a fold-out room that expands from a whiteboard with “bulletproof” walls, as well as a single door that can only be unlocked with a key from the inside. The safe room can reportedly be assembled within 10 seconds and is not only effective in protecting against shooters but also provides protection during severe weather events.
Here is the safe room in action! While it’s simple to put in place, both teachers with one in their classroom said they keep them set up and students use them as sensory or hang out rooms https://t.co/QGDh2gFxj1 pic.twitter.com/5FEgGTNt1L— Gillian Brooks (@GillianBNews) March 13, 2023
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