R2P Innovations was featured yesterday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America as a viable deterrent to the ever-increasing threat of active shooter situations in our schools today. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, R2P Innovations has developed a protective door that will fit seamlessly into existing school doorframes. These doors are resistant to all manner of weapons, up to and including high-powered military-style assault rifles. These protective doors are considerably less expensive than other Level 8 doors and are significantly lighter than any other bulletproof doors available in the U.S. After a CNN report that aired May 25, 2018, reporting one school shooting a week had occurred in the year to date, R2P installed three pilot builds in the Charleston County School District, with plans to install more. R2P Innovations is dedicated to safeguarding our nation’s most valuable asset, our children.
More on this from GMA news article:
As school shootings continue to plague communities across the U.S., some districts are going beyond traditional active shooter drills in an effort to ensure students are safe if the worst were to happen.
In Charleston County, South Carolina, three armored, bulletproof doors have been installed across three schools as part of a free year-long pilot program that was green-lighted by the local school district.
The doors were installed by R2P Innovations, a company owned by Tony Deering. For more than a decade, Deering’s primary company Pegasus Steel has manufactured thousands of tons of components that have gone into vehicles to protect the U.S. military and allied forces overseas from mines and IEDs. His latest venture, however, focuses on protecting children in schools.
“The mission of R2P Innovations is to take the experience that we’ve gleaned over many years protecting men and women in uniform, and employ that in a way that we can protect the young folk in the case of active shooter events in schools,” Deering told “Good Morning America.”
The doors that R2P Innovations make may appear to be ordinary classroom doors, but are able to take on gunfire and absorb bullets — even from a military-grade assault rifle. Each door is valued at roughly $4,000, according to Deering.