One of the most heinous school attacks ever witnessed in Texas occurred Friday, May 18th when nine students and a teacher were killed in a mass-shooting at Santa Fe High school near Galveston. Ten others were also wounded by a 17-year-old male, who was a current student at Santa Fe High.
Among the victims was Christian Garcia, a 15-year-old student, who died while holding a door shut so that he could protect other students. He lost his life when a gunshot came through the door, but in doing so - he bought other students a few precious seconds, time enough so they could escape.
As honorable and heroic as Christian was, we believe no child should ever be put in that situation – to have to make that brave choice – and this is why we’re on a mission to get a SwiftSheild door barricade device into every Santa Fe ISD classroom.
SwiftShield is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective option to keep students, teachers and other staff safe during lockdown and emergency situations. SwiftShield deploys in seconds, by anyone and requires no special training. When in use, SwiftSheild can withstand thousands of pounds of pressure and resists bullets fired from even military-style weapons and shotguns – preventing the need for someone to hold it shut or use ineffective barricades such as hastily piled-up classroom furniture to prevent entry.
SwiftShield devices for Santa Fe ISD have been donated by a corporate sponsor through our Shield Our Schools or S.O.S. Initiative. Through this donation, Santa Fe ISD will need to outlay absolutely no cost for these life saving devices. The parents and students of the Santa Fe High School District moving forward can have peace of mind that faster, safer and more secure classroom lock-downs can occur in the future.
If you, your business or organization are interested in joining our S.O.S. campaign to sponsor a school or district use this link to learn more.
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