Bulletproof steel shelters sold as solution to school shootings squib

They’re an alarming symbol of an American crisis. Do they represent our inevitable future?

A company in Fort Pierce, Florida – not far from Parkland, site of the 2018 school shooting that killed 17 – is stirring controversy with its plan to protect children from school shootings by hiding them in bullet-resistant steel enclosures.

To many, the idea of directing children into stark metal boxes serves as an alarming symbol of a country that fails time and again to address the causes of its gun violence crisis.

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