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Company Hopes to Make Schools Safer With Ballistic-Resistant Film on Windows

What to Know

  • C-Bond Systems, a Houston-based nanotechnology company, is developing a product that will make windows bullet resistant.
  • The product, C-Bond II, will be installed at 70 schools across the country.
  • CEO Scott Silverman said he's offering the product for free for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

After so many tragedies at the hands of gun violence, one company is testing out a product that strengthens glass windows with the hope of increasing safety at schools.

C-Bond II Ballistic-Resistant Film is currently being installed at more than 70 schools across the United States. The film is applied in layers on existing glass and uses nanotechnology to increase the structural integrity of the glass. A bullet would be unable to penetrate the glass.

"Improving the infrastructure of schools is now in the forefront," said Scott Silverman, the CEO of C-Bond Systems.

While there are no current plans to install the film at any South Florida schools, C-Bond Systems hosted a live demonstration Monday at Gun World in Deerfield Beach in the hopes that it could be a part of a solution for school shootings.

Silverman is offering the solution for free to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"We're doing this demo so people can see that we have this technology, and we're willing to work with the school community in order to make sure that our little piece of trying to prevent a tragedy again can actually occur," Silverman said.

The film is currently being installed at more than 70 schools across the country. 

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