Lowcountry company making bulletproof doors for classrooms

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - A Lowcountry company is manufacturing bulletproof doors, hoping they will be installed in South Carolina classrooms.

The CEO of R2P Innovations put on a demonstration Friday in Ladson for local businessmen and community leaders.

"We as individuals and corporations have a responsibility to protect our nation's future, the young kids," Tony Deering said.

Members of the Goose Creek Police Department's SWAT team took turns firing high-powered weapons at the door.

That included an AR-15, which was the type of gun used in the deadly school shooting in Florida two weeks ago.

None of the bullets penetrated the door panel or the glass.

"What we see now, here, today is a product that defeats the broad spectrum, array of every assault rifle round available in the world," Deering said.

State Rep. Nancy Mace watched the demonstration and was impressed.

"I'd love to see this in every school classroom door," Mace said.

Deering says each door costs less than $4,000 and will last between 25 and 30 years.

"We're talking about four cents a day per child, $7.50 a year to protect the children of this nation," Deering said.

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