N.J. school installs bulletproof doors on classrooms

Forget bulletproof backpacks, video cameras and school safety officers — Omer Barnes says he has a fair higher method to maintain youngsters secure from a school shooter.

Barnes imports bullet-resistant doors from his native Israel that may flip a classroom right into a secure room, since most faculties are already product of hard-to-penetrate concrete and cinderblocks.

His 2.5-year-old firm, REMO Security Doors is finishing an set up at Harrington Park’s lone pre-Okay by way of eighth grade school constructing. It’s the identical school the place his personal youngsters will probably be attending 4th and sixth grades.

“There are many products out there and many companies trying to make money off people’s fears,” Barnes says. “This wasn’t about making an attempt to make cash. It’s about looking for an answer to maintain my youngsters secure and everybody else.”

The doors are constructed of elements utilized in 90-minute UL listed fireplace doors, and a excessive safety compelled entry and bullet resistant door. The school safety doors are product of two 18-gauge galvanized metal sheets which might be bolstered with metal bars and a polycarbonate window. They even have a 12-point locking system that jams if shot at.

“Its about time and frustration,” mentioned Harrington Park Superintendent Adam Fried. “We need time to get to a safe place and we want to frustrate the active shooter.” The doors value about $2,500 every and Harrington Park bought greater than 50 utilizing cash put aside for emergency preparedness, Fried mentioned.

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