Bullet-Resistant Shields to be Placed in Iredell County Elementary Schools
STATESVILLE, NC – Schools in Iredell County are getting a new piece of safety equipment. It’s supposed to help during an active shooter situation. Bullet-resistant shields will be placed inside elementary schools.
Sheriff Darren Campbell says it’s an easy way to make schools more of a hardened target.
“Give ‘em an extra tool in their tool belt to advance and take care of a threat,” Campbell explains.
The Sheriff’s Office is using around $45,000 in federal money seized from drug dealers to buy around 20 of the shields.