The 14-year-old inventor is named Audrey Larsen. In February of this year, a campus shooting occurred in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. After the shooting, Larsen was deeply touched. "It is terrible to think of this; it has inspired me to do this." Larsen said that many of her friends have anxious about going to school, this is any Children are not fair.
Larsen invented a collapsible bulletproof wall model that can be used to protect students like her in a shooting incident. "This is a foldable double-panel barrier that pulls out a wall and allows children to Hiding behind, I can finally hide in the shooting incident at school.” Larsen showed the model of the design:
Larson’s invention won the award for the US Multi-Invention Conference and is applying for a patent. “This is very important. It really solves the concerns of children on campus today,” said Lombardo, a judge of the Connecticut Invention Conference. “But as a mother, I feel very sad because the idea turned out to be a little girl from a high school. Thought-of."
Coughlan, president of the American Children's Safety Company, also praised Larsen's invention and considered it to be very innovative. However, he also pointed out the problems that this kind of bulletproof wall may have in reality. For example, too many tables and chairs may cause the bulletproof wall not to be pulled out quickly. The size of the wall may not be enough to protect everyone in the crisis, especially Those students who ran out of the classroom.
In the United States, many classrooms are not bulletproof for more natural light to illuminate the house. Coughlan believes that Larsen's design can be adopted and converted into other designs, such as sliding bulletproof doors or glass that can cover the entire glass.
"the generation of young Americans who grew up under the Sandy Hook primary school shootings like Parkland will be at the forefront of innovation in this field." Abc News said.
"The children of our generation are already talking about it and are tired of it," Larsen said.