New device to help save lives in school shootings now available

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Local man invents device that could assist in school shootings

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A new device was invented that could help save students' lives in a school shooting, according to News Center 7's Lauren Clark.

Within the last 6 months, Chris Monturo - employee of the Miami Valley Crime Lab and owner of Lockdown EDU - has come up with a device that's meant to block windows so a shooter cannot look into a classroom or break the glass to get inside. "It's a simple device that simply hangs on the door and latches into place," said Monturo. "We can't rely on other people. We need to figure out what we can do."

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Monturo's motivation is personal - his wife is a Kettering school teacher, and they have two sons in school at Centerville. "Situation arises... it gets mounted... it's on. Now the window is secured. Now no one can enter from the other side... break through that window... then unlock the door and get in," said Monturo. He knows, by now, that a school shooting can happen anywhere.

This device could be a quick and effective addition to classrooms here in the Miami Valley and beyond, said Clark of News Center 7.  "Any other step, be it gun control or any other kind of large process like that, is not going to happen overnight. So, there are things that can happen overnight. So, that's what I'm trying to work for is - let's get something in place now instead of all that discussion,” said Monturo.

For more information about Lockdown EDU, or to purchase a device, visit https://lockdownedu.com.

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