Clever Teen Creates Device That Could Save Lives During School Shootings

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  1. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That looks very promising. Nicely done, Justin!
     
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    I looks like a good idea and I'm glad his school still has metal shop
     
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    Was literally just thinking that. Trade skills are still valuable and it makes me happy that this kid is trying to solve problems using the skills he has learned. I hope he sells a ton of them.
     
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    Great until the shooter locks himself in with the students.

    Or until a sp'ed student locks himself into a room alone.
     
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    i applaud this innovator. kudos to him. but this remains a reactive solution. i'm sure his invention has other application and could be useful. need to address the real issue here - gun control.

    as long as there is obsession with gun, more violence will occur. this tool of death should be highly regulated.
     
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    Porpose what works for you.

    I do think it is a crude solution, but can be implemented anywhere very fast.
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    USA not the only place where this is happening (although not in schools, yet)
     
  9. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Perfect opportunity for the kids/teacher in the room to jump him while his back is turned.

    That’s a legit problem. But how many times might that happen vs potentially saving the lives of kids in an active shooter event? I’d opt for broken glass/door over dead kids.
     
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    Good for this kid! Hope he makes a lot of money on it.

    I saw something on NBC last night: a school that has a hi-tech security system that looks like something out of a caper movie. Doors that all bolt at the push of a button. Cameras every fifteen feet or so, connected directly to the sheriff’s office. Ceiling jets that fill the halls with smoke to disorient and irritate the shooter, which can be triggered to follow the subject as sheriff’s deputies watch him on the cameras.

    It was pretty cool, but it made me think what a shame it is that we’re actually resorting to stuff like that, instead of just making it harder to obtain guns. We are addicted to guns in this country.
     
  11. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    Another option:

    https://slidetosafety.com/

    Developed by a guy who went to a local HS. They had a segment about it on the local news.
     
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    Excellent, and depressing, all at the same time.
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    This - so much this. We're forgetting how to build things. Mechanical drawing in shop was one of the most useful things I ever learned, not to mention the basic machining skills I learned there (although I nearly lost the tip of one of my fingers when some prat jostled me while I was working on the band saw).
     

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