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CEO unveils bulletproof whiteboards that could shield kids

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A plastic replica of a bullet is used to quickly remove a ammunition magazine from an assault rifle in a demonstration Aug. 15, 2012, at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Calif. (Associated Press)

George Tunis, a CEO of Hardwire LLC, and his young son were watching the news as tragedy unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.

When Mr Tunis looked at his son and saw the fear in his eyes, his engineering brain took over, The Blaze reports.

“We can fix this,” he said. “We have to do something.”

Mr Tunis’ company manufactures high-tech gear for America’s military. “The passion of our company is inventing life-saving things,” he told The Blaze.

Less than a month after the Newtown shooting and a new invention was born: bulletproof dry erase boards for teachers.

The boards look and work like normal whiteboards, but can shield heavy gunfire from even a close range. Mr Tunis predicts the public’s reception of the boards will be strong. The Maryland-based company has already sold 90 boards to a local school.

“Imagine 90 teachers walking with a wall of bulletproof boards,” Tunis told The Blaze. “If you’re a bad guy, your plan just got changed.”

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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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