I think they stay away from that because students could lock themselves in the classroom
But that wouldn't be an 'ingenious invention' like this piece of cable with a carabineer attached to one end.
My Dad would have called this a jerry-rigged lock, not an 'invention'.
“I want this to be in every single school or classroom in America because it’s the only thing that’s quick and easy,”
deadbolts are not quick or easy enough...
reality based lifeform, That is actually illegal to install locks on these doors. In violation of fire safety codes all across the country. The thing that I see is a bunch of lawyers sitting back to wait until these are installed in major areas to then sue because they see this as an illegal door lock that in the event of a fire it would be even more difficult for children to operate to "unlock" in comparison to a standard deadbolt with a simple knob. Naturally, the lawsuit would claim that a frustrated would be intruder could then simply set fires through the building.
"Could Stop a Gunman in His Tracks and Save Students’ Lives"
Uh...We already have something, it's called a gun and it'll stop him DEAD in his tracks...
It's only a matter of time until schools are built with electronically locked doors like a prison. They call it a lock down, right?
OMG?!?! WHAT? Stop it with your common sense and logic, asshole.
For one thing, a dead bolt is easily disabled by shooting it.
That's exactly what thought when I saw that jerry rigged crap the teacher invented.
$70? Why would she sell it for so cheap!
A government that can pay $400 for a claw hammer would surely have no trouble paying a couple thousand for this life saving device.
Never mind that you could go to a decent rigging store and buy something similar off the shelve for $20-30.
As an engineer and patented inventor I would like to say that I am always amused by people who "invent" stupid devices to solve a problem that already has many more efficient and proven solutions.
reality based lifeform said it best........simple deadbolt.
2nd measure.....allow Concealed Carry by anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Or....jsut place a sign on the outside of the school designating it a "Gun Free Zone" and then no one would ever dare take a gun inside.....SARC/OFF
The design of the class room would be improved if it had an escape exit to the out side rather than back into the school.
Strangely, I don't see this stopping anything. Classroom doors have large glass windows in them most of the time. Last check, bullets beat glass as determined by the well known game rock, paper, scissors, glass, bullets, Spock.
"???? How about simply installing a deadbolt on the door that locks from the inside"
Deadbolts are ancient technology that can't be patented thus can be manufactured by multiple competing manufacturers at very low cost with a narrow profit margins. But a "New and Ingenious" system that can be patented can be sold to the school systems at exorbitant prices making huge profits that can turn government contracts for them into huge political pay-offs for political cronies.
So what happens when the door knob breaks.
ODarama can now create a cabinet level union of professional door lock installers. And then union maintainers. Buckets of our children's future earnings.
An armed teacher would do also. An armed front office at locked doors would do fine.
A deadbolt is too logical.
This is the Common Core solution. Common Cord solution?
LOL! This turned out to be a humorous story…because that is a joke…
I thought someone had invented and ricochet and return-to-target shield.
That would be an invention. Have a bunch of trashcan lid sized shields that ricochet bullets back at the direction they came from. Kids could all huddle in a corner like a roman century deflecting an arrow barrage and the gunman would essentially shoot himself.
An invention like that would change the paradigm of firearms. Most school shooters are not carrying the type of rifle that would penetrate good armor.
Or you could just pay the hell attention to who enters the school and have volunteer teachers trained in close combat/active shooter tactics and have those classrooms spread evenly across the school corridors so the halls would have even coverage. Use the specialty ammo used on aircraft by Marshalls to reduce collateral damage and give the selected teachers body armor they could don quickly.
OR…law enforcement could learn to better identify these wackos instead of worrying about collecting revenue from traffic violations and non-violent drug convictions. Seldom are mass killers “out of the blue”. Warning signs need to be heeded and the people close to these nutcases need to speak up and be heard…WITHOUT creating a false accusation system.
That was the first thought that I had. A dead bolt would seem to be a lot more effective.
But then again, the name is politically incorrect and not appropriate for schools.
My gosh. I love this device that gives teachers extra time to protect children from evil. I hope she sells tons of her invention. A teacher who loves and wants to protect her charges deserves the highest honor.
What about a marbles and tacks dispenser to throw on the floor...that'll trip them up!
Maybe an ACME catapult to throw the children to safety?
maybe have a classroom wide open filled with children decoys that explode when shot...like a human roadside bomb the terrorists use.
Bingo..... How can you not laugh looking at this device. Any number of deadbolts or other restraint devices that are already in use at hotels world wide are more than adequate. Perhaps an electronic deadbolt that could be activated by the alarm system, central and/or classroom button or a smartphone, etc. would be a better approach. Not surprising this individual teaches 7th. grade.
A deadbolt was my first thought too. Any kind of lock only works if you know their coming.
RBL, that's common sense, this does not compute for government brains. Why don't people mind armed guards protecting their money, but can't abide by an armed guard protecting their kids?
How about this isn't his invention?
It is a safety cable used for stage productions (plays, concerts, etc.). They are used in case the cheeseboro clamp that attaches the lights, speakers, etc., to the trusses that hang overhead fails.
He probably took it from the stagecraft class on campus.
So he's a thief and a lair.
Because a deadbolt only costs $25 and bureaucrats can't waste other people's money if they use common sense.
Take a close look at the picture. Just to the left of the doorframe is a hole in the wall. Want to bet it was the first attempt, and the anchor pulled out? So they made the cable longer so the force is sideways.
Clever, but there's a hundred ways to keep the door closed. Most would be used against the teacher, or against fire code.
Any word on if the carabiner is marked "Not for climbing"???
Way easy to break...there are many schools which don't have steel door frames or solid doors.
They probably can't use the deadbolt because it has the word "dead" in it. And that would scare the children. :D
It would have a deadbolt that works in conjunction with the handle otherwise it would be against the building code. Just think if there was a fire. Besides that one good push and the handle would snap off.
Is that a window in the door?
The simple deadbolt already has a simple method to get around it, a shotgun. That said, the whole idea of the shotgun is to blow the entire locking assembly and handle off so they would both be defeated by the same device. Personally I liked the device the blaze showed a couple months ago that attached to the door closer. Though, I imagine you could shoot the entire door closer off but it would probably take two shots rather than just one.
Schools have created this environment, anyway. There wouldn't be so many school shootings from bullied loners if they hadn't emasculated the schools.
Reality - Shooter shoots out the deadbolt, they're in.
In this case, shooter shoots out the door handle and same thing.
I kind of like the sleeve, It has some setup challenges, but it seems to be a little more difficult to defeat.
My #1 choice - Arm train and teachers and faculty. Run periodic training to keep them up on skills.
You can not install a dead bolt on a classroom full of kids that need to get out in case of fire. most classrooms around here the doors are open. This is a cheap solution. No changes to the door or lock. only use it when in lock-down.
By the way I just noticed, if the handle is pushed down to open, would the cable not simple slide off.
Yes, a locked Hollow Core Wooden Door, or Plywood with Veneer Door will stop a determined shooter, and this is the people teaching your children.
When there is a window in the door none of these things are gonna work. Gotta stop perps at the perimeter. Or at least at the front door...How about remote controlled laser targeted machine guns & high-def video cameras guarding all entrances? Or all hallways at any rate.
Expensive, but I'm sure the NRA could afford to try it out.
Students can be little turds and lock the teacher out..
“I want this to be in every single school or classroom in America because it’s the only thing that’s quick and easy,” Edwards told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “Is it bulletproof? I don’t know. I know it’s better than a file cabinet and a desk. It’s better than putting myself and my children at risk.”
And at 70 dollars the profit margin would be huge. Why doesn't the left ever get called out for trying to profit on tragedy? It's a short cable, a carabineer and an eyebolt. Less than 10 bucks at your local hardware store.
Nah, too simple. Need to spend lots of money to have their brother in law develop something complicated.
Its a great idea but it should come with a 45 as an accessory
You think a simple deadbolt can't be blown out of a door with blast from a firearm? Really???
Although this gizmo wouldn't stop a shooter from firing through and blowing out the window in the door and shooting at those within through the window, the gizmo would make it difficult for a shooter to enter the room and cause more death and destruction once within it.
How about installing the doors correctly. All doors are suppose to open INTO a room, then all's you need is a steel bar which can be attached in different ways across the door. Bussinesses have them on their back doors (delivery doors). 2 steel braces, 1 on each side w/ a steel bar that sets across iit & stops the door from being opened..
her school was built improperly
70 Bucks each???????
I'll make them!!!
 August 23, 2014 at 9:39am
High capacity Hag-a-zines . Those women should opt for concealed carry with those things.
that only works if they aren’t firing rockets at Israeli innocents while hiding behind Palestinian women and children
 July 24, 2014 at 7:01am
Its like that scene from “Lord of the rings” , “You shall not pass ! “
 July 6, 2014 at 10:56pm
she looks like an illegitimate male with a capitol “I”
[-1] May 30, 2014 at 3:32pm
OK so you appear to be an expert on biology and genetics and I gather since you are not a fan of the Bible you must believe in evolution as well .
If people are born gay from birth then nature has targeted these individuals to prevent them from reproducing for some reason due to this mutation .
Natural selection takes over since this small percentage of people are born gay choosing same sex mates leaving the pair with no natural means of reproduction . Mother Nature does not discriminate .
You want them to go after real criminals? They could get hurt! /sarcasm off
The gangbangers are comprised of protected minorities, The focus of the schools is to keep them IN school, no matter what they do, Trayvon Martin was caught with jewelry from a burglary and burglary tools in his backpack....and he was never referred to juvenile authorities. If he's been locked up in juvie, he wouldn't have been able to attack and beat Zimmerman, and he'd be alive today.