Christopher school district receives ballistic shields - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Christopher school district receives ballistic shields

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CHRISTOPHER (WSIL) -- The Christopher school district received two ballistic shields from Aegis Tactical Defense, a local non-profit company in effort to advance school safety. 

The shields were funded by New River Valley in Benton. They are able to stop up to a 308 rifle round and can be used offensively or defensively. A strobe light also helps to blind the aggressor. 

Herrin and Goreville school districts have already received ballistic shields and Aegis hopes to provide many more. The shields cost $1,500 and are funded by donations.

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