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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 06:49 AM

Bulletproof whiteboards?


Cold Spring Police Chief Phil Jones, left, and Rocori School District Superintendent Scott Staska hold bulletproof white boards in Cold Spring, Minn., on April 22. Rocori schools are among the first in the nation to acquire the kevlar whiteboards which can be flipped quickly to provide some protection for teachers and students in the event of a shooting.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/24/17900647-minnesota-school-district-gets-bulletproof-whiteboards?lite>1=43001


Shooter shows up and starts shooting the place up, so you quickly rip the whiteboard from the wall and shield yourself form the bullets.

We are all about false sense of security, take your shoes and belt off at the airport but don't let your pants fall down, stop selling pressure cookers and don't allow cameras at sporting events, but for god sake don't prevent the shooter from getting assault weapons because that is his inalienable right.



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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 06:58 AM

1. That's about as stupid as the bulletproof backpacks.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:05 AM

2. I am thinking more so

By the time you grab the whiteboard, your are dead.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:18 AM

3. Meanwhile the students are picked off like fish in a barrel.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:47 AM

4. As they try to take an 8 foot x 6 foot whiteboard off the wall.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:49 AM

5. The dude on the left damn well better have used a dry erase marker on his board!!!!111

If that was a Sharpie, it's his ass.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:59 AM

6. What did they shoot 'em with - a .25 automatic?

I used to make tooling 'n such for ballistic helmets and armor. "Bulletproof" is a very relative thing. Most of the stuff described as bulletproof is nearly transparent to common hunting rifles. Ours were tested with .44 mag (pistol) and soft bullets, and those penetrated most of the layers of Kevlar. IIRC, even the modest M1 Carbine has considerably more wallop than a .44 pistol.

The money spent on these is a waste.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 08:35 AM

7. Idiocracy.

I'm just happy to finally have a REAL white board in the classroom, replacing the cheap shower board that substituted for a board for years before that. If someone started shooting, we'd be diving for cover, not trying to wrestle the white boards off the wall.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 08:59 AM

8. That might be dandy if the shooter remains stationary ten feet away.




But if he walks up to where the victim is cowering that thing is going to be hopelessly small.


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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 09:51 AM

9. That's about like using textbooks to stop bullets.

And before you think that goofy idea was never advanced, think again.


Oklahoma school superintendent candidate calls for bulletproof textbooks
(Grady County, Oklahoma-NBC) October 24, 2006 - A retired veteran and candidate for Oklahoma state school superintendent says he wants to make schools safer by creating bulletproof text books.

Bill Crozier says the books could give students and teachers a fighting chance if there's a shooting at their school. Crozier, who is running for state superintendent of education, took to an open field near Minco to see if a textbook could stop a bullet during a school shooting.
http://www.wistv.com/story/5584026/oklahoma-school-superintendent-candidate-calls-for-bulletproof-textbooks



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