(ABC News) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will introduce bulletproof whiteboards in its classrooms this fall.

“It’s like having a fire extinguisher. Nobody blinks at having one of those in the classroom,” Bill Robinson, a spokesman for the university, told ABC News.

“It’s basically a police shield with a white board surface,” George Tunis, the founder of Hardwire LLC, explained. Hardwire, a company that has previously made military armor, began manufacturing the boards this year.

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