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SafeDefend Helps Protect Students & Staff at Lamb of God Elementary School

School provides teachers tools to protect against active shooter

8:11 AM, Aug 7, 2017

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – It’s back-to-school time across the valley and one elementary school is starting the new year with a device that could keep your child safe.

“I immediately wipe my finger across this, it sends a signal to law enforcement, and then there are tools in here like pepper spray, a baton…” says Lamb of God Elementary School’s administrator, Sanna Klipfel.

It’s called Safe Defend, and it’s a finger print activated safe filled with tools that teachers can use to protect students in case of an active shooter.

The device is already being used in a few businesses across the valley, but Lamb of God is the first school in the entire state to start using it.

“It’s not important to be first, it’s important to be right,” says Klipfel.

Back in July, college students at UNLV received a text of a possible active shooter on campus after shots were fired between two cars.

School officials at Lamb of God say it’s events like that that pushed them to get the lifesaving device.

“We decided we needed them,” says Klipfel.  “It was just really important to have that extra safety here.”

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