Bulletproof rooms in US schools – level 3

13-04-2023 07:00

As the fight for stricter gun laws in the United States continues after the latest school tragedy, an Alabama security company creates bulletproof safe rooms that will protect children from the terror of school shootings.

Nationwide calls for stricter gun control laws haven’t been effective, and companies aren’t waiting for lawmakers. KT Solutions has developed a collapsible bulletproof shelter that can be installed inside classrooms. Kevin Thomas came up with the design after last year’s shooting in a school in Uvalde, Texas. The rapid-deploy safe room is set up in the corner of a classroom in as few as 10 seconds and it can be expanded. One shelter costs more than 50,000 dollars and it provides shelter against bullets in an active-shooter situation.

According to Gun Violence Archive, there have been more mass shootings than days so far this year. Despite the innovations, Thomas says that his design isn’t a permanent solution to the gun epidemic in the US and that it’s necessary to fix the problem rather than its symptoms.

Difficult words: collapsible (an object that can be folded into a small space), bulletproof (designed to resist bullets going through), permanent (lasting for a long time or forever).

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