This Bookcase Could Save Your Life

After the shootings in Sandy Hook, a former police officer in Melbourne wanted a way to make classrooms safer, reports The Age. “While the US gun lobby called for teachers to be armed, [Craig Harwood] thought about how to protect people from gunmen in the terrifying wait for police to arrive.” His solution: a moveable, anti-ballistic bookcase that can be used as a bulletproof barricade during emergencies.

The promotional video below shows how the dFence bookshelf works, and you can read more about how and why Harwood created the product here.

Via the Bookshelf blog

About the Author

More Like This

All Nakedness Ends in Death

"i like to get naked" and "skeleton of glass and marmalade," two poems by Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi

Jul 15 - Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi

There’s No Surgery for Loneliness

Sarah Rose Etter on "The Book of X," her surreal new novel about the traumas of living in a body

Jul 15 - Jane Dykema

12 Novels about Historical Women to Inspire a Better Future

From Leonora Carrington to Queen Victoria, Courtney Maum, author of "Costalegre," recommends fiction about powerful women

Jul 15 - Courtney Maum