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Since the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., the debate surrounding whether or not teachers should be armed in the classroom has intensified.

Worcester County superintendent of schools Jerry Wilson is against the idea. "I worry a great deal about that particular approach," he says.

But Pocomoke-based armor manufacturer, Hardwire LLC, has taken another approach, designing a bulletproof whiteboard, which can be used as both a teaching tool and a shield.

It looks kind of looks like a dry erase board, and it's made from an ultra strong polyethylene-based textile called Dyneema.

Hardwire officials say they've gifted 20 of the bulletproof whiteboards to a local prep school, and they hope every teacher in the country will consider the boards as a protective measure.

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