- Calling "campus violence a reality," a Maryland university says it plans to spend $60,000 on whiteboards that can stop bullets.
- The boards are 18 by 20 inches; the idea is that professors can use them as personal shields if they come under attack.
- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the first university to buy the Hardwire LLC's bulletproof whiteboards, though the company says it has sold them to about 100 lower-grade schools in five states.
From the article:
... G. Dale Wesson, a professor at the Eastern Shore university, gave it a once-over and determined that "it won't protect you from a bazooka, but it's something." He called it an alternative to arming teachers. ...