Students invent safer school lock

Concerned about school shooters, Washington, D.C. students engineer a way to keep their classrooms safer

By Bethany Brookshire, 16:15 PM October 25, 2013

The December 2012 shooting at former Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut shocked and saddened the nation. But a group of high school students at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School also found inspiration from the tragedy. They want to make things safer. And this week they unveiled a technology that they said could help students if they were confronted with such an in-school threat. It’s a new door lock called Dead Stop.

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