This school installed bulletproof shelters in classrooms. Healdton Public School District has had bullet and stormproof shelters in its elementary school since 2014. Now, in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, school district leaders aren’t taking any chances, and are installing more shelters in the local high school.
One of them stated, “You think those things are never ever gonna happen in your school by unfortunately they do and some are caused by weather and some are caused by a man.”
The shelters can hold up to 30 students and two teachers and are designed to protect students from both guns and extreme weather, as the area is prone to tornadoes. Superintendent Terry Shaw tested the shelters himself before allowing them in the school.
“I volunteered. I did not feel comfortable putting these in my buildings if I wasn’t willing to do it myself.” Terry Shaw stated.
The small town recently experienced its own school shooting scare — and there have been more than 200 copycat threats since Parkland. Although it’s nice to see schools implementing ideas that don’t have to do with arming teachers, it’s still somber news that teachers and faculty have to take such drastic precautions in classrooms.