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Local Inventor Protects Schools

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A local father has come up with a new and remarkably simple way to protect children at school. He says the idea came to him after that horrible school shooting in Connecticut last year.

It's unbelievably simple, a steel boot on the door. The idea came out of necessity and the protective instinct of a father.

"My daughter was attacked, brutally, in our small town. And when she went back to college, I felt that I needed to come up with something to keep her safe in her dorms and apartments and things like that," said Robert Couturier, the owner of Lockdown Co.

It's called "The BOOT" and it was created by Couturier to help make the classroom even safer for students. It takes almost no time for a teacher to install.

"All the school teacher has to do, is pretty much grab the handle, shut the door, and install the boot," he demonstrates.

The steel boot at the bottom of the door can withstand 16,000 pounds of pressure, 8,000 per pin, which will help keep any door at school safe from intruders.

"Our kids, our parents, and all of our staff feel inherently safer than we did prior to the Lockdown Company installing the boot," said Jeff Tropf, the superintendent of Northport Schools.

Schools across Michigan already have it in classrooms, now Couturier wants it in schools around the country and he wants it to be made in Michigan.

"I want my product installed in Ohio with Michigan workers. In Illinois and all around us with Michigan workers," said Couturier.

The BOOT is also relatively cheap and offers a one-stop-shop for schools to safeguard their classrooms. It can also be used at home or in the office.

Check out The BOOT from the Lockdown Co. online: http://www.thelockdownco.us/


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