A 17-year-old student from Wisconsin’s Somerset High School has been praised by faculty and government for inventing an ingenious door locking mechanism that could potentially save tens of lives during a school shooting. The device, made from steel, is guaranteed to keep anyone out of the calls room during an emergency.
Life-Saving Door Locking Device Is Impervious to Bullets
Justin Rivard is a 17-year-old student, attending the Somerset High School’s classes. However, the student is better known for his ingenuity and for his passion for tinkering at his workshop.
Back in 2015, when he was just 15 years of age, Rivard came up with the design for a device that could potentially save students from a school shooter. Dubbed the JustinKase, the door locking device is foldable, taking the shape of an ordinary briefcase that can be stored anywhere.
As Rivard told the reporters, once a state of emergency ensues, the teacher or students would unfold the briefcase and place the steel sheet on the door. The door locking device is designed to cover the doorframe completely, making it impervious to brute force.
Furthermore, Rivard pointed out that locking the door in case of a school shooting has little effect, as the assailant would simply shoot down the locks and hinges. Completely covering the doorframe, JustinKase can survive even a mortar barrage and keep out the shooter.
At the moment, Justin just completed an order of 50 door locking devices, ordered placed by the high school he attends. More than that, it would appear that the high school was so impressed with Justin’s idea that it ordered 50 more devices and are working towards developing specific drills.
Rivard said that he would continue his work in order to improve the device so that it can prevent tragedies like the Florida shooting.
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