In the wake of the latest mass shootings, a Crown Heights girls school is the first school in NYC to install metal security doors aimed at protecting kids from active shooters, The NY Post reported.
The first door of 90 planned for the Bnos Menachem school was installed last week by Remo Security Doors, a company that manufactures them in Israel, they reported.
The 150-pound classroom doors, made of galvanized steel, are fortified inside by metal bars, the company says. The doors can be locked from the inside with a thumb turn, and no electricity is required. Each has a bullet-resistant window.
Company president Omer Barnes said a bullet may penetrate the door, but a shooter could not get in.
“No weapon will open the door,” he said.
Turning classrooms into “safe rooms” will not only keep kids safe from shooters, but ease the mental trauma in emergencies and lockdowns, which have become a common precaution.
The doors cost $2,500 each, purchased through a $150,000 state Homeland Security grant the school received as a religious institution.