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New Jersey School Installs Bullet Resistant Doors On Classrooms

WCBS Radio New York logo WCBS Radio New York 8/29/2019 Mack Rosenberg
© Provided by Entercom Radio, LLC HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- One New Jersey elementary school is installing dozens of bullet resistant doors on classrooms for the upcoming year.

The doors are 150 pounds of galvanized steel and bullet resistant glass that can stop a handgun and slow down an AR-15. The doors also feature a 12-point locking system.

"This is the only thing that meets every code, protects the entire classroom - 20 something kids and the teacher - in seconds," said Omer Barnes, who founded REMO Security Doors out of Englewood Cliffs.

Barnes is from Israel where he says these types of doors are common.

"Unfortunately, it's part of life there," Barnes said.

He has made and installed more than 50 of these bulletproof doors in the Harrington Park Elementary School, where his children attend class.

"This was a solution that helped us feel comfortable," said Superintendent Adam Fried. "I do sleep better at night knowing that they are behind these doors."

Barnes is in talks with more school districts who are interested in the doors.

He said the feedback has been amazing. One of the teachers thanked him and said she sent pictures of the door to her family.

If it saves one kid's life, he says, he'll be paid more than he can dream.

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