Student invents door jam to protect classrooms in lock down mode.

posted by Kelly Nash -

After the recent school shooting in Florida, a high school student in Wisconsin was inspired to invent something in his shop class that could save lives in a crisis like that. Justin Rivard, a senior at Somerset High School, created something he calls the “JustinKase,” and it just slips under a classroom door and latches to the door’s jam.

The JustinKase is made of steel plates and connecting rods and so far, Justin hasn’t found anyone who can push a classroom door open when it’s in place. He even tried it with linemen from his high school football team. It works so well, his school has ordered 50 of them, one for every classroom. Justin also delivered 54 of his devices to the Grantsburg School District, with 40 more on the way!

"You can lock a door with a lock, it can get shot out," Justin says. "You can lock a door with this, it can't get shot out. You can't get around it."

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