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Three Steps Parents Can Take to Save Lives from School Shootings

By March 29, 2023April 28th, 2023Education, Safety & Security Films, Window Film
School With Security Window Film on Glass

If you are a parent, every school shooting that takes place in this country increases your anxiety and concern for the safety of your child(ren). Unfortunately, the politically-charged, hostile environment we live in often leads to harmful conflict instead of collaborative conversation and action.

So, if you’re wondering what you can do to make a difference and ensure your child(ren)’s school is as safe as it can be, we’ve put together a list of three simple steps you can take to create positive change without combative dialogue.

Step 1: Understand the Weakness of Glass Doors and Windows

The recent Nashville tragedy horrifically revealed the need for every school in this country to protect its glass with security window film. The perpetrator quickly and easily gained access by shooting out the glass doors, just as the perpetrator did in the Sandy Hook massacre.

Watch the security camera footage to see the weakness of the glass on full display. (Viewer discretion advised).

As the video clearly shows, glass is easily broken, making it the first target for perpetrators and the weakest link in the chain of school safety and building perimeter security.

Step 2: Learn How Security Window Film Can Strengthen Glass Windows and Doors

Security window film is a cost-effective, cutting-edge solution that strengthens glass windows and doors and improves school safety. It has been proven to delay intruders by up to 6 minutes. Watch this active-shooter demonstration we facilitated with Houston ISD Police Department to see how security window film can help buy time and save lives.

Security window film is recommended by the Final Report of the Sand Hook Advisory Commission, the Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety, and was recently mandated in all Texas Schools post-Uvalde.

Step 3: Implore School Administrators and Leaders to Install Security Window Film in Your Child(ren)’s School

If you want to take action to ensure your children are in a school that has been hardened with security window film, we have attached an email template you can download and send to your child(ren)’s school and/or school district leaders. We recommend contacting Principals, Facility Managers, Security Directors, and Superintendents.

Protect Your Child(ren)’s School with Security Window Film From NGS

NGS is the nation’s leading retrofit glazing security contractor for K-12 and higher education schools, campuses, and universities nationwide. We offer glazing security surveys, streamlined procurement via our EDGAR-approved cooperative purchase agreements and government contracting vehicles, and have a team of experts dedicated to locating and procuring grant money.
Your child(ren)’s school or school district leaders can contact us here, to get started!
Want to learn more about us? Here’s what school district leaders across the country had to say about security window film and working with NGS.
Feature Photo by Drahomír Posteby-Mach

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