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(Grady County, Oklahoma-NBC) October 24, 2006 - A retired veteran and candidate for Oklahoma state school superintendent says he wants to make schools safer by creating bulletproof text books.
Bill Crozier says the books could give students and teachers a fighting chance if there's a shooting at their school. Crozier, who is running for state superintendent of education, took to an open field near Minco to see if a textbook could stop a bullet during a school shooting.
Crozier believes students could use the reading material while running away from an attacker, "The reason we are doing this experiment is because there was a kid in Fort Gibson who was shot in the back, but the bullet did not penetrate his text book."
Using an assault rifle and various pistols, Crozier and his colleagues shot several text books in a homemade video. "Both of the pistols were stopped about two-thirds of the way through the books and of course the rifle shot went all the way through. So there are some things that we thought could be improved on."
The major improvements include possibly making the book covers out of Kevlar, the same material used in bulletproof vests.
Crozier knows his idea might not win an election, but he believes it could save lives, "I think it is spawning conversation and discussion which I think we need to do for safety and I think this will relieve a lot of people's minds if they knew it was some way that they could fight back."
The books used in Crozier's demonstration were not covered with any bulletproof material.
Crozier says the idea is still in its initial stages and he has no idea how much it would cost to cover the books.
When asked about Crozier's idea the current state superintendent, Sandy Garrett, said she has implemented a statewide anonymous safety hotline for schools. In addition, every school is required to have a safe school committee and a state issued safe school handbook.