#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Cincinnati) – September 17- Schools across the region are using the opening weeks of classes to fine-tune their security procedures, but only one district — Kings in Warren County — has installed the latest advance to protect students if a shooter is in the building USA today reported.
It turns classrooms into safe – or at least safer — rooms, said Kings officials.
Dubbed the “Bearacade,” it was invented by a northern Ohio company after the 2012 shootings at Chardon High School that left three students dead and three injured.
Made of sturdy metal, the door block is a wedge that slides quickly under a classroom door, with a steel pin that inserts into a drilled hole in the floor, preventing the door from being opened from the outside.
“The Bearacade is another tool, another piece of the arsenal we give to our staff members to make the building safe,” said Steve Waldmann, business director for Kings, who pushed for the new device now installed in every district classroom.