After the horrible tragedy that took place in Newtown, CT in December 2012 and in Parkland, FL in February 2018, administrators are forced to rethink school security. At Sandy Hook Elementary School, the shooter gained access into the building simply by shooting through a glass window.
3M Safety & Security Window Films can help prevent entry from ever happening. While window film will not stop a bullet (no window film will on its own, no matter what you read), it will help to hold shattered glass in place to effectively slow down an intruder, giving students critical time to get to safety and security personnel to respond before entry occurs. The installation of 3M Safety & Security Window Films to exterior and interior school windows can be an effective and inexpensive way to keep your students and staff safe from bad actors.
Janet Robinson, Newtown school superintendent, has advocated for the installation of window film. She said that Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter, gained entry to the school by shooting through a window, and some type of reinforcement to the glass may have delayed or discouraged his access.
3M is advocating the use of its ULTRA S800 or Safety S140 window film to its Impact Protection Adhesive (IPA) attachment system.