The Iredell County Sherrif’s Office has just spent $45,000 to buy 20 ballistics shields, which will be placed in strategic locations in Iredell County Schools.
The shields were purchased with confiscated drug dealer money, and according to the Sherrif, they will provide a needed extra layer of protection.
“It just basically increases the survivability rate if you were to have an active shooter,” Sheriff Darren Campbell commented. “You’ve got to be concerned with, and you’ve got to be prepared, and I’d much rather be proactive than reactive.”
#SOUNDOFFCLT: Do you applaud efforts to protect your children by bringing in portable bullet proof shields?
Every elementary school in one NC county that doesn’t have a full-time resource officer will get one » https://t.co/szGAkaAzAQ
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What are your thoughts on the shields?
What else do you think should be done to protect our students?